Brian Mendenhall
Chicago, IL 60622
brian@speculation.org

SUMMARY: I am a self-motivated autodidact with over 20 years experience working in the computer industry, specializing in Linux but comfortable with any OS and middleware between them. I am both detail oriented and big picture minded, which allows me to move freely and coordinate with the many different departments necessary to design, build, and maintain large, complex systems. Linux is my OS of choice, but have developed for and/or managed Windows, BSD, OS X, and Solaris in a plethora of heterogeneous environments.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
October 2012 - Present	Metacloud (a Cisco company since September 29th, 2014)	Los Angeles, CA/Chicago IL
	Cloud Operations - Systems Administrator III
Design, build, manage complex custom OpenStack cloud environments for fortune 500 companies.
Provide patches/develope python code for OpenSource software.
Provide 24/7 on-call support in a rotation with other admins/engineers to meet customer SLAs.
Created a netconsole daemon to capture OS panic and/or BUG output aggregated within a customer Availability Zo