Elizabeth K. Joseph

E-mail: lyz@princessleia.com
Web: www.princessleia.com
SUMMARY

Senior systems administrator and infrastructure architect with over a decade of experience with highly availabile, scalable systems built upon open source technologies. Author of The Official Ubuntu Book (8th and 9th Editions) and Common OpenStack Deployments. Frequent speaker on infrastructure topics at conferences around the world.

SKILLS

Linux: Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora
Virtualization: Xen, KVM, VirtualBox
High-availability: Pacemaker, DRBD, LVM, RAID
Monitoring: Nagios, Munin, Monit, Cacti
Database administration: PostgreSQL, MySQL
Continuous Integration: Gerrit, Zuul, Gearman, Jenkins
Public-facing services: Apache, Exim, Postfix
Networking: iptables, tcpdump, route, iproute2, Linux multi-homing, bridging, OpenVPN
Scripting, Programming & Markup: Python Perl, bash, HTML, CSS, LaTeX, YAML, XML, JSON

EXPERIENCE

Senior Automation and Tools Engineer
2013 – Present
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Telecommute from San Francisco, California

  • Speaking at conferences worldwide, as a representative of HPE, on a multitude of topics
  • Writing articles for the HPE blog and open source publications
  • Managing Puppet-deployed Ubuntu and CentOS systems
  • Handling local and cloud-based virtualization test instances
  • Code and configuration management in git and Gerrit
  • System configuration and Python code review
  • QA and debugging of OpenStack development builds

Linux Systems Administrator
2006 – 2012
LinuxForce, Inc.
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (Telecommute from San Francisco, California since 2010)

  • Performing routine server installation and maintenance for a variety of company- and customer-owned servers throughout the Philadelphia region
  • Infrastructure design, deployment and maintenance of virtualized, high-availability (HA) clusters
  • Consulting for and implementing data and services migrations
  • Reviewing and diagnostics of infrastructure for new clients
  • Monitoring system messages and resolving problematic items
  • Debian software packaging, internally and in the official Debian distribution repository
  • Technical documentation writing, including public-facing documents on company website and blog
  • Member of technical on-call rotation
  • Supervising and project coordinating of hired contractors
  • Direct customer support and relationship management via phone and e-mail
  • Handling contractor scheduling, payroll and invoices

Accounts Payable Coordinator
2005 – 2007
Tyco Fire & Building Products
Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Temporary Employment
2004 – 2005
McCallion Staffing & Lafayette Personnel Services
Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Web Developer
2003 – 2004
Digital Wave Technologies Inc
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

VOLUNTEER

Board of Directors, Treasurer
2011 – Present
Partimus (www.partimus.org)
San Francisco, California

Partimus is a non-profit organization that provides repurposed computers running free software to students and schools which need them.

  • Technical and social advisor
  • Management of blog, e-mail and web services
  • Banking and financial bookkeeping
  • On-site Linux Desktop and Server deployment and maintenance

Ubuntu Community Council Member
2009 – 2015
Ubuntu (community.ubuntu.com)
International

The Ubuntu Community Council is the primary community governance body for the Ubuntu project. Members of this Council are elected by the community after demonstrating considerable committment to the project.

  • Participate in Ubuntu Developer Summits twice a year
  • Help draft and make community-related decisions and direction
  • Oversee, staff and delegate responsibilities to other boards, councils and teams

Group Coordinator
2007 – 2009
Philadelphia area Linux Users Group (PLUG) (www.phillylinux.org)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PLUG is the largest Linux group in Philadelphia with over 800 members on the core mailing list and three chapters around the Philadelphia region meeting monthly.

  • Speaker recruitment for all chapters
  • Venue selection and relationship management
  • Management of website content and mailing list
  • Publication of meeting announcements

Group Coordinator
2003 – 2008
Philadelphia area LinuxChix Chapter (phillychix.org)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PhillyChix is a chapter of the international LinuxChix organization providing a friendly environment for women to to meet up to talk about Linux, network and share ideas.

  • Venue selection and meeting planning and announcements
  • Management of mailing list
  • Administration of website server and website content
  • Relationship management with book publishers who provided review copies of technical books for the group
AWARDS

O’Reilly Open Source Award
2012 — Portland, Oregon
Presented at OSCON for individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of Open Source.

OpenSource.com People’s Choice Award
2016 — opensource.com
Opensource.com awards people from the community who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories about open source.

Finalist, Red Hat Women in Open Source Award
2015 — https://www.redhat.com/en/about/women-in-open-source
Recognizing the contributions women are making and inspire a new generation to join the open source movement.

NOTABLE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Keynote: Building a Career in Free and Open Source Software
UbuCon Latin America — 2015 — Lima, Peru

Keynote: OpenStack’s Continuous Integration Infrastructure
DORS/Croatian Linux Users Convention — 2014 — Zagreb, Croatia

Keynote: Universal Design for Tech: Improving Gender Diversity in our Industry
LOPSA-East — 2014 — New Brunswick, New Jersey

Keynote: Making a Difference for Millions: Getting Involved with FOSS
FOSSCON — 2011 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Women of Open Source (panelist)
SDForum Tech Women Program — 2011 — Mountain View, California

Virtualization Roundtable (Xen panelist and moderator)
Philadelphia area Linux Users Group — 2009 — Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania