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Welcome to my home on the web, Welcome! So glad to have you visit.

I’m Bobby, thanks for visiting my personal blog.  What’s your name?

Who are you? And what do you do?

I work in IT (in Development and Operations) and serve as the DevOps Manager at Ethoca Ltd.  What that means is that I get to work on some really cool projects and technologies in fields that I am very passionate about (DevOps and Automation).  My wife and I have two kids (girls), so these days time is definitely a luxury. I grew up as a software geek, living in West-Toronto (Etobicoke).  I attended Thistletown Collegiate Institute (TCI), Seneca College for Computer Science and U of T for Project Management.

Growing up, I was always enthusiastic about Open Source and Linux, and so was lucky enough to turn that child-hood passion into my full-time adult career.  Previously, I worked at RBC Capital Markets LLC. in Toronto as a Senior Automation and Release Management Engineer.  Before that, I spent several years at VMware, as Lead Developer, Business Intelligence Solutions, Lead Developer for Global Support Services, and as a Developer/Analyst for VMware Global Support Operations.

I have a broad range of experience in software and infrastructure design, implementation, and testing.  I’m also experienced in configuration and release management (CI/CD), infrastructure automation, and compliance management. As a software and infrastructure engineer with a focus on DevOps practices,  I typically work with a mix of Linux, Unix and Open Source Software (such as Debian, RedHat, Ruby, Perl, Python, Ansible, Jenkins); along with commercial solutions (such as VMware, Oracle, Redhat, Solaris and Windows Servers).  My goals are always to build high-quality systems and services for my customers, clients and the corporations to which I provide my services. I’m eager to leverage the power of automation to increase productivity and am very adamant about adhering to clean, flexible, modular design practices.

I blog here to share my thoughts and interests from time to time and tend to do the same on Twitter and LinkedIn.  I enjoy working with and advocate open source wherever possible and am very passionate and opinionated about business process improvement, personal or group productivity, and critical thinking.

Enough about me :)  Tell me about you!  Who are you?  What brought you here? And what are you passionate about?  Thanks for visiting!


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Résumé: J. Bobby Lopez – Résumé – 2013 [PDF]

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