Googlers Joel Ebel and Aaron S. Joyner will be joining the LUG meeting on Monday ,1/28 to talk about their background, what they do at Google (as Site Reliability Engineers), how we use Linux at Google, their involvement with LUG and take your questions!
A little bit more about them:
Joel Ebel attended NC State from 1997 to 2002, graduating in Computer Engineering with minors in Math, Physics, and Outdoor Leadership. He worked with ResNet for several years, developing RUNT Linux, a USB flash drive based linux, before the popularity of live CDs, to assist in diagnosing student computers. Joel spent a few years working as the system administrator for Student media, maintaining workstations and servers. Setting up the WNCW live stream was one of his more enjoyable tasks. In 2005, Joel joined Google, moving to CA. He spent the first 5 years working on Goobuntu, our internal variant of Ubuntu Linux which every engineer within the company uses. Now he's an SRE at the Lenoir NC datacenter. Aaron and Joel both work on the Core SRE team which keeps many low level services running smoothly.
Aaron S. Joyner is a Sr. System Administrator in the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) group at Google. He has been working as a SysAdmin for more than 15 years at companies such as Global Knowledge, Intrex.net, and MWG Biotech. When living in Raleigh, he was actively involved with the Triangle Linux Users Group, serving on the steering committee as SysAdmin in 2004-2005, and giving talks on DNS for NC*SA and TriLUG. Since joining Google in 2005, he has helped to maintain their internal DNS infrastructure and been primarily responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting Google's serial console systems. For the past ~3 years, he has been leading a team of SREs responsible for supporting the production authentication and machine management systems.
Will you be joining us? If so, RSVP and let us know so we can make sure we have enough swag!