Anderson de Farias Silva
434 Summers Walk Circle
Garner, NC 27529
University of Maine Orono, ME
M.S. Information Systems
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
Department Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S. Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics
Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Society, Dean's List
Red Hat Certified Architect
Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist
Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator
Red Hat Certified Engineer
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 & 7
Certification ID: 110-494-838
ITIL Foundation Certified
Version 2 and 3
January 2008, 2010
Red Hat, Inc. Raleigh, NC
March 2013 - Present
Senior Manager, IT Platform Operations. Responsible for the global team (US, Brazil, Czech Republic, India and Australia) which supports Red Hat’s IT managed infrastructure and business critical applications. Other team responsibilities include data center and cloud provisioning, OS level system patching, application deployments in pre-production and production environment. Represented IT Operations in several Executive briefings with paying Red Hat customers.
Red Hat, Inc. Raleigh, NC
February 2012 - March 2013
Principal Software Engineer. Part of the team that maintained Red Hat's Public Platform-as-a-Service offering, Openshift Online, operational. Migrated Drupal servers from traditional data center configuration to Amazon's AWS. Maintainer of several Drupal modules for the Fedora and EPEL repositories. Worked with team helping maintain and develop several provisioning and monitoring scripts, and puppet modules for supporting the automation of our operational tasks.
Red Hat, Inc. Raleigh, NC
June 2007 - February 2012
Principal Software Applications Engineer and Lead of the IT Production Control Team. Responsible for the performance, resource management, and process standards of the IT Production Control team. Worked with team to define and enforce the IT release process, which governs Red Hat's internal, and external business application suite. Worked with IT service towers managers, project managers, system administrators, developers, DBAs and network technicians to plan, manage, execute application deployments to internal and global web sites. Responsible for providing support for applications running on the production, stage and QA environments at Red Hat. Assisted with the development of several scripts and applications (python, perl, shell) to automate build, release process to assist team with deployments. Developed the ITIL Service Asset and Configuration Management process with the IT leadership and management of the company. Helped develop Incident, Change and Problem management reports using tools such as BMC Remedy and Jaspersoft iReport.
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
May 2004 - December 2008
School of Engineering & Computational Sciences Adjunct Professor. Taught Web Architecture and Development residential and distant learning program.
NumbersUSA.com Arlington, VA
April 2006 - May 2007
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
August 2003 - April 2006
Verification and Testing Unit Lead / Programmer. Developed a brand new sub-department for the University responsible for approving the release of any new systems developed by the IT Development & Engineering Development. Managed a team of student workers who were responsible for testing and verifying deployments to production servers. Created workshops for developers to share knowledge and educate one another. Assisted developers creating better standards, and techniques to solve problems [i.e. re-usable code, code standards]. Implementation of products using Adobe Coldfusion, Perl, Shell, Delphi, MS SQL, Oracle, Java (Servlets, JSP). Linux system administrator. Setup Linux system for Patch Deployment procedures and uPortal testing technology.
Whetstone Logic, Inc / NumbersUSA.com Alexandria, VA
Jan 2000 - April 2006
University of Maine UNET Orono, Me
May 2001 - September 2002
Analyst Programmer. Developed web and system applications with PL/SQL, Java (including JSP and Java Servlets), C, Rexx on Unix, MS Windows and IBM Mainframe. Developed databases on Oracle. Introduced to be an Oracle DBA by UNET's DBA.
Bangor Christian Schools Bangor, ME
August 2000 - May 2001
Part Time Computer Science High School Teacher. Introductory class on computer history, hardware, software, operating systems, networking, and web design.
Twenty years of experience with Linux Operating Systems.
Between two and five years of experience with Python, Oracle PL/SQL, PASCAL, C/C++, Java, Java Servlets, JSP, CFengine, Puppet, Git.
Knowledge of Rexx, Assembly Language, Ruby (Ruby on Rails), RPG.
Other Operating systems including DOS, Windows 95/NT/XP/Vista, Unix (AIX & Solaris) and, Mac OS X, IBM Mainframe.
Published several magazine articles about Open Source technologies in the US and in Brazil (see PUBLICATIONS).
Created, managed, developed and edited an online community called Dotgospel.com between 2002 and 2007. Portal was a customized several versions of PHPNuke Content Management System.
Developed e-commerce music store for Brazilian entrepreneur in PHP including system and database administration related maintenance.
Currently maintains two packages (rpmrebuild and nethogs) under the Fedora Linux distribution.
Member of the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences Board of Advisors at Liberty University since 2009.
Red Hat Summit speaker in 2014. Openshift Enterprise in IT.
Fluent in English, Portuguese. Knowledge of Spanish.
Silva, Anderson. "Hands-on with the Linux-ready Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition" OpenSource.com July 2016. https://opensource.com/life/16/7/hands-linux-ready-dell-xps-13-developer-edition
Silva, Anderson. "Simple LED control with the Raspberry Pi" OpenSource.com March 2016. https://opensource.com/life/16/3/simple-led-control-raspberry-pi
Silva, Anderson. "Job interview advice for sys admins" OpenSource.com March 2016. https://opensource.com/business/16/3/job-interview-advice-sys-admins
Silva, Anderson. "SSH into your Christmas Tree with your Raspberry Pi" OpenSource.com December 2015. https://opensource.com/life/15/12/ssh-your-christmas-tree-raspberry-pi
Silva, Anderson. "One Uncle’s gift of Linux" OpenSource.com October 2015. https://opensource.com/life/15/10/anderson-silva-my-linux-story
Silva, Anderson. "Turning a Raspberry Pi into a portable streaming camera" OpenSource.com September 2015. https://opensource.com/life/15/9/turning-raspberry-pi-portable-streaming-camera
Silva, Anderson. "A beautiful, super-thin laptop that makes Fedora shine" OpenSource.com August 2015. https://opensource.com/life/15/8/beautiful-super-thin-laptop-makes-fedora-shine
Silva, Anderson. "Using Raspberry Pi to get teens involved in open source" OpenSource.com May 2015. https://opensource.com/life/15/5/raspberry-pi-for-teens
Silva, Anderson. "Listening to streaming music with Pi MusicBox" OpenSource.com March 2015. https://opensource.com/life/15/3/pi-musicbox-guide
Silva, Anderson. "Create your own musical light show with the Raspberry Pi" OpenSource.com March 2015. https://opensource.com/life/15/2/music-light-show-with-raspberry-pi
Silva, Anderson. "The reason why I have switched to zsh - Part 1" Linux Gazette Issue 183, February 2011. http://linuxgazette.net/183/silva.html
Silva, Anderson and Milner, Steve. "Installing/Configuring/Caching Django on your Linux server" Linux Gazette Issue 180, November 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/180/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Collaboration Tools for Linux" Linux Gazette Issue 179, October 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/179/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Common problems when trying to install Windows on KVM with virt-manager" Linux Gazette Issue 178, September 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/178/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Goodbye iPhone, Hello Palm Pre Plus" Linux Gazette Issue 177, August 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/177/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Linux: The Mom and Pop's Operating System" Linux Gazette Issue 176, July 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/176/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild, 2nd Edition" Linux Gazette Issue 175, June 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/175/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "A quick look at what's coming with Fedora 13" Linux Gazette Issue 174, May 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/174/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Quick and Dirty Web Filtering on Linux" Linux Gazette Issue 173, April 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/173/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Running Quake 3 and 4 on Fedora 12 (64-bit)" Linux Gazette Issue 172, March 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/172/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Sharing a keyboard and mouse with Synergy (Second Edition)" Linux Gazette Issue 171, February 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/171/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "The things I do with digital photography on Linux" Linux Gazette Issue 170, January 2010. http://linuxgazette.net/170/silva.html
Silva, Anderson and Milner, Steve. "A 'revisited' guide to GNU screen" Linux Gazette Issue 168, November 2009. http://linuxgazette.net/168/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Using Linux to Teach Kids How to Program, 10 Years Later (Part II)" Linux Gazette Issue 167, October 2009. http://linuxgazette.net/167/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Using Linux to Teach Kids How to Program, 10 Years Later (Part I)" Linux Gazette Issue 166, September 2009. http://linuxgazette.net/166/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Real World Cases For Apache's mod_rewrite" Linux Gazette Issue 165, August 2009. http://linuxgazette.net/165/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Fedora 11 on the Eee PC 1000" Linux Gazette Issue 164, July 2009. http://linuxgazette.net/164/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Using virsh to manage your virtual machines in Red Hat Enterprise Linux." Red Hat Magazine 18 June 2008. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/06/18/virsh
Milner, Steve and Silva, Anderson. "Installing/Configuring/Caching Django on your Linux server." Red Hat Magazine 05 June 2008. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/06/05/installingconfiguringcaching-django-on-your-linux-server/
Silva, Anderson. "Fedora + Eee PC = Eeedora." Red Hat Magazine 14 February 2008. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/02/14/fedora-eee-pc-eeedora/
Silva, Anderson. "TuxBox Computers SportCoat M750 Laptop." Red Hat Magazine 06 December 2007. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/12/06/hardware-review-tuxbox-computers-sportcoat-m750-laptop/
Silva, Anderson. "Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild." Red Hat Magazine 04 December 2007. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/12/04/hacking-rpms-with-rpmrebuild/
Milner, Steve and Silva, Anderson. "Sharing a keyboard and mouse with Synergy." Red Hat Magazine 18 October 2007. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/10/18/sharing-a-keyboard-and-mouse-with-synergy/
Milner, Steve and Silva, Anderson. "A guide to GNU Screen." Red Hat Magazine 27 September 2007. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/09/27/a-guide-to-gnu-screen/
Silva, Anderson. "How to use Squid as an easy web filter." Red Hat Magazine 31 August 2007. http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/08/31/how-to-use-squid-as-an-easy-web-filter/
Silva, Anderson. "Video Applications for Your Linux Box." Linux Gazette Issue 62, February 2001. http://linuxgazette.net/issue62/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Roteiro de linguagens." Revista do Linux Conectiva Informatica e Editora Ltda, Brazil. Issue 9, September 2000, pp. 34-42. Mirror: http://augustocampos.net/revista-do-linux/009/linguagem.html
Silva, Anderson. "Liberdade para Liberty." Revista do Linux Conectiva Informatica e Editora Ltda, Brazil. Issue 4, April 2000, pp. 66.
Silva, Anderson. "Emuladores para Linux." Revista do Linux Conectiva Informatica e Editora Ltda, Brazil. Issue 3, March 2000, pp. 58. Mirror: http://augustocampos.net/revista-do-linux/003/emuladores.html
Silva, Anderson. "Artificial Intelligence and Linux (2nd Edition)." Linux Gazette Issue 50, February 2000. http://linuxgazette.net/issue50/silva2.html
Silva, Anderson. "Web Applications at Home - Part 3." Linux Gazette Issue 50, February 2000. http://linuxgazette.net/issue50/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Web Applications at Home - Part 2." Linux Gazette Issue 49, January 2000. http://linuxgazette.net/issue49/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Emulators for Linux." Linux Gazette Issue 49, January 2000. http://linuxgazette.net/issue49/silva2.html
Silva, Anderson. "Web Applications at Home - Part 1." Linux Gazette Issue 47, November 1999. http://linuxgazette.net/issue47/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Linux Tips and Tricks." Linux Gazette Issue 44, August 1999. http://www.Linuxgazette.net/issue44/silva.html
Silva, Anderson. "Programming for kids with Linux." Linux Gazette Issue 43, July 1999. http://www.Linuxgazette.net/issue43/silva.logo.html
Hendrix II, Terry and Silva, Anderson. "IP Masquerading on Linux QuickStart." Linux Gazette Issue 43, July 1999. http://www.Linuxgazette.net/issue43/silva.ip_masq.html