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Full-stack developer, DevOps/cloud service operator, IT strategic advisor, smokejumper

I'm often called in "OMG! Everything is on fire! HALP!!!" situations. I'm especially good at complex integration and automation tasks.

Unix since 7th Edition and Lions' Commentary. Programmed inside the kernel and built multi-threaded middleware, and have long been a consulting expert to both those building and deploying Unix and Linux environments, along with all the associated system design, clustering, high-availability, scale-out distributed computing, middleware, and manageability issues.

Active DevOps service operator and expert. I write and speak on DevOps tools and strategies often. For example, the keynote and "DevOps Demystified" sessions at the TechTarget's recent Modern Infrastructure Summit.

My own development projects tend to be up-stack, using Python, Flask, JavaScript, jQuery, d3.js, HTML, CSS, and LESS most heavily at present. Also frequent: Perl, PHP, WordPress, Java, SQL, MySQL, XML, Open Document Format, and a buncha other stuff. C and bash: Of course.

Look for me on BitBucket and Github. For those seeking a mentor, I'm available!

comment Scalable WordPress Host for High-Volume Site?
I should also mention a clear downside of this approach: It takes AWS, Linux, WordPress, etc. technical skills and attention. A great virtue of providers like MediaTemple or WP Engine is that they take such complexities / skill requirements out. YMMV.
comment Scalable WordPress Host for High-Volume Site?
When the site came to me for performance assistance, the initial uncached homepage response approached 2MB. Ze-ouch! I immediate cut that by 500KB and drove a bunch of the static files to a CDN. We were still serving several hundred KB per visitor. Unfortunately, the site was in production and load was rapidly spiking, limiting my freedom to change things on the fly.
comment Scalable WordPress Host for High-Volume Site?
FYI, I asked this question first on stackoverflow.com, before it being suggested to post here. So far, WordPress.com VIP hosting suggested, but it has limitations. (is.gd/k1VC7)