This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details.
Who you are?
I am a software architect, engineer, and end-to-end solution enthusiast. I’m currently a software architect at a local consulting firm and am working through getting my MCSD in ALM along with my TOGAF certification.
Within the past couple of years, I’ve found myself more and more drawn to all things ALM, including trying to figure out how I can build CI/CD environments that target multiple development stacks, for multiple SCMs as well as multiple OSes. I like tinkering with things like TeamCity, Bamboo, TFS, and Jenkins on my own time. I like looking at how I could use Docker to set up containerized automated testing with Selenium. I run OSX on VMWare on my Gen 1 Surface Pro and people think I’m nuts.
Personally I’ve been married for 15 years, have a five year old daughter who is my world, and enjoy playing bass guitar in a rock band. I also enjoy brewing beer and playing Cards Against Humanity. Not sure if that last one is a good thing or not, but it may at least help you understand what type of sense of humor I have.
Where you live?
The best thing to put for where I live is Buffalo, NY as most people outside Western NY can’t pronounce Cheektowaga, let alone know where it is.
Why are you active in the Rangers program?
I am active in the ALM Rangers because I am passionate about the toolsets that are available to developers using TFS and other release management options. I’m also very interested in lending any help I can in improving those toolsets.
What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?
I have yet to work on a Rangers project but look forward to the opportunity!