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# I geek, therefore I am.
Sometimes you get yourself in a situation where you have to talk about yourself. Most of the time, you bring these situations on yourself...and it's hard. You want to portray yourself in a way that others will find interesting, but not play yourself up too much. On the other hand, you have to be careful to not go too far the other way, and leave people thinking you're a total loser. Somewhere there exists a happy medium. I haven't found it yet.

One thing I have found is that I learn the most about people when I talk to them about what it is they have a passion for. Watching someone's face light up when when you ask them about that one special subject - that's where the gold is. Some people will spend the best years of thier life in search of that thing...some will never really find it. I'm one of the lucky ones, because I think I was born knowing what my thing was: Technology.

Don't get me wrong, I do have other interests - some might even qualify as hobbies...but at the end of the day, it's undeniable: I'm a geek.
# I get paid to geek.
I am a Network Services Technician employed by Central Technology Services (CTS).
CTS acts as an internal Managed Service Provider for Central Bancompany, which is a holding-company encompassing 13 regional charter banks and several subsidiaries in 160+ locations across the United States. Central Bancompany is recognized by Forbes as one of the most successful banks in America and currently manages over $13 billion in assets.

I have held three positions in the Information Systems Division - the most recent being Network Services Technician.
In my role as a Network Services Technician, I support mission-critical network infrastructure such as Active Directory, Exchange, Mimecast, AD FS, SCCM, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP/SEPM) Antivirus/Firewall, and Symantec Enhanced Detection and Response (SEDR/SATP). The role is constantly growing to include exciting new technologies.
My most recent projects have included rolling out a smart card authentication platform, migrating Holding Company equipment to a new state-of-the-art data center, implementing a cloud-based email filtration and archival system (Mimecast) and performing a staged replacement of Microsoft Skype for Business with Microsoft Teams.

I am currently pursuing an MCSE Certification in Productivity.
If you would like to view my resume, click here.
# Endless automation.
My brain races when I see an IDE with a blank code pane. In my head, an evening spent at the keys in pursuit of an elegant solution is an evening well spent.
When I sit down in my free time, I find myself developing utilities to simplify the workflow of technical users and teams - to act as "Aide to the Admin".
My application outlines generally include mechanisms to test, deploy and maintain the codebase. If deployment and maintenance is not possible, I aim to provide highly portable infrastructure.

Before you ask, I'll get a few questions out of the way:
Q: Tabs or spaces?
A: Tabs, without question.
Q: Favorite IDE?
A: Definitely vsCode!
Q: Preferred bracing style?
A: Stroustrup
As you can tell from these graphs, I dabble in a few different languages - but PowerShell gets the bulk of my attention. Depending on what IDE I use for that development, the activity will be shown here.