On 01/06/2012 01:08 PM, Rob Lanphier wrote:
We're really excited to have Andrew on board to
help bring some
systems rigor to our data gathering process. Our current data mining
regime involves a few pieces of lightweight data gathering
infrastructure (e.g. udp2log), a combination of one-off special
purpose log crunching scripts, along with other scripts that started
their lives as one-off special purpose scripts, but have gradually
become core infrastructure. Most of these scripts have single
maintainers, and there is a lot of duplication of effort. In
addition, the systems have a nasty tendency to break at the least
opportune times. Andrew's background bringing sanity to insane
environments will be enormously helpful here.
(See episode S10E07, "The Shadow Scripts,"
Andrew is based out of Virginia, but is still
traveling the world.
Right now, you'll find him in New York City. Please join me in
welcoming Andrew to the team!
I congratulated him IN PERSON five minutes ago, because we're coworking
today. There's another New Yorker now, yay!
Volunteer Development Coordinator
* I am being silly and acting as though this blog entry were an episode
of a science fiction TV show.