Hello World!


Welcome to my blog.   Thanks for your interest and for stopping by.  Please also view my
Résumé / Biodata if you are interested in specifics with regard to my professional experience. Here’s a little bit about myself. 


Who are you?

Family man, father of two.  Science enthusiast.  Professional software developer/designer/architect.  If there is a single, recurring trend in my career that I can claim to recognise over the years  –  it is that I am a consistent receptor and purveyor of logic, reason, and best practices. 

What do you do?

I try to understand complex things (obstacles, problems, goals), then break them down into smaller problems and tasks.   My solutions often come in the form of a technology or project road-map, if not in the form of tools, scripts and software.   I try to unblock flow of work, productivity and innovation for all teams in any given organisation.

My work and particular area of expertise is around software delivery and automation with a focus on DevOps practices.  My skills include software design and development of complex systems.  I am a passionate problem-solver, with a strong awareness and focus on reducing friction between people and systems, and increasing effective communication between teams.

I am the DevOps Architect at Ethoca Inc., and work along-side many talented and passionate developers, technologists, product owners, executives and other systems architects.

My experience includes software and infrastructure design, implementation, and testing; along with configuration management, release management, continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD).  Additionally my work includes elements of DevSecOps, security/compliance management and remediation, infrastructure automation, and systems design, process design and systems architecture.

With a focus on DevOps practices,  I typically work with free and open-source software wherever I can.  My goals are always to build teams and provide solutions that result in high-quality systems and services for customers, clients and peers.  I’m eager to leverage automation to increase productivity and I’m usually very firm about adhering to clean, flexible, modular design practices.

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, and encourage critical thinking and empathy in all aspects of life at every opportunity. 

Should you be interested in contacting me, please consider that I do receive a lot of unsolicited e-mail.  You can try 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 Software, 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