Paul Nelson

Software/DevOps Craftsman

3318 Knob Oak Drive

Grapevine, TX  76051

817.846.4064 • Paul@SalientBlue.com • http://github.com/Pablosan


Key Skills

• Agile Methods (XP, Lean, Kanban)

• Continuous Delivery / DevOps

• Javascript/HTML/CSS

• Python/WSGI/Celery

• TDD/BDD/ATDD

• NoSQL (MongoDB)

• AWS/GCloud/Rackspace API’s

• Redis

Current Technical Interests

Any tool that mostly stays out of the way: Docker, nginx, nodejs, the Go programming language, Meteorjs, Angularjs, MongoDB, Logstash/Kibana. Immediate interest: grokking Bastion servers.

Experience

Principal Technical Consultant, ThoughtWorks; Various Locations  — 3 January, 2011 - Present

Agile and Engineering Coach, LeanDog; Various Locations  — 12 October, 2009 - 2 January, 2011

Independent Consultant; Dallas, Texas — 5 February, 2001 - 11 October, 2009

Development Lead, Sabre; Fort Worth, Texas — 1998 - 4 February, 2001

Independent Consultant; Dallas, Texas — 1989-1998

Computer Consultant, Software Carousel; Grand Rapids, Michigan — 1987-1989

Software Developer, SCS Inc.; Jennison, Michigan — 1986-1987

Education

C++ for C Programmers, Productivity Point International (PPI), 17 March 2000

C Programming, Grand Rapids Junior College, 1990

Diploma from the School of Music, Cornerstone College, 1988

Interests

Music (performing and composition), Graphic Arts, Reading, Go (Weiqi)