Home of J. Bobby Lopez


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

Who are you?

Hi! I’m Bobby.   I work in IT in Development and Operations.  

I’ve always been excited about Open Source and Linux, and I’ve been lucky enough to turn that passion into a full-time career.  I’ve been working professionally in the IT industry for over 15 years, and have had the opportunity to learn from and work with really fantastic people in the industry.  Currently, I work with the wonderful folks at Ethoca as DevOps Manager.

I have a range of experience in software and infrastructure design, implementation, and testing; along with configuration and release management, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), infrastructure automation, and compliance management. 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 teams that can deliver high-quality systems and services for our customers, clients and peers.  I’m always eager to leverage the power of automation to increase productivity and I’m usually very adamant about adhering to clean, flexible, modular design practices.

Aside from my work in the IT industry, I’ve also spent a significant amount of time on self-study of various topics of interest, including many aspects of philosophy, psychology, and science in general.  Most prominently has been my interest in the study of patterns and the scientific method.  My political stance might align most with those of someone like Bernie Sanders.  My views on life and the way the world works might align most with those of people like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King or Christopher Hitchens; and perhaps even George Carlin or Stephen Colbert.  I don’t agree with all their ideas and perspectives, but most often these individuals seem to make a lot of sense to me.

I blog here from time to time and tend to do the same on Twitter and LinkedIn whenever it interests me to do so.  I enjoy working with and advocate open source.  I encourage critical thinking and empathy in all aspects of life at every opportunity. 

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


Please consider reaching out to me via Twitter, LinkedIn or Email.

E-mail: jbl@jbldata.com
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/jbobbylopez/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jbobbylopez/


Insights on Technology, Science, Philosophy, and Society. Exploring Patterns, Logic, Reason, Empathy, and The Golden Rule. “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” – Stephen R. Covey