What do you do?
I am an IT Consultant and Web Developer.
I'm a web developer for a startup and run my own little company on the side which offers programming and hosting for designers, agencies and other customers.
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I am in charge of publishing and communication for a centre of scientific, technical and industrial culture located in France.
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I start programming with a Commodore64 than manage network and system (BSD, Mac, Linux, Windows, Cisco, Juniper, ...) than went back to school and became certified Cloud+, Linux SysAdmin and Ethical Hacker and now I would like to pass to a next level (Teaching, Coaching, Empowering, ...) with OpenSource and CommonSense.
Hi all. Next to @girish I am the other founder of Cloudron. Before that I was working at Nokia where I basically got into webtech as a developer. I used to be a C++/Qt developer after coming even from Gtk/XFCE back in the days.
I host my own things since some time around 2000, but prior to working on Cloudron never really got deeper into sysadmin topics, which also meant I couldn't really host everything I wanted and needed. That was a big driver for me to work on Cloudron, just to be able to run more things besides the LAMP stack scripts basically.
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I have no idea what I am but I have been hosting different CMS's over the last 2 decades (for friends and clients) which lead me to gradually move from shared hosting to self-hosting.
I learned a lot in the process and sometimes around 2016 launched a very little digital/tech consulting project with @ruihildt and it's in this context that we went full Cloudron not just to host clients needs but also some friends and personal needs/wants, it has been an even more interesting ride ever since !
Since Covid-19 I'm at a crossroad, there has never been so much need for coaching, teaching and pivoting people into digital solutions and entrepreneurship, I'm divided between this or learning to code towards working as backend devop, so I'm using this second lockdown to figure out my next steps
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@rmdes Good luck with the decision on which road to take.
I run an ecommerce company I started with someone 18 years ago, by accident really as I was quite happy freelancing.
I still haven't tamed the technology stack beast but Cloudron has been a huge inspiration and saviour there.
Also developed high-frequency trading algos in MetaTrader but shelved that project for a few years to focus on the ecommerce.
Also love making music, if ever there's time, with Ableton and anything that makes a noise.
Also lost all trust with SaaS. Having pushed our whole company from on-premise to GSuite & Freshdesk, I'm now trying to take it all back with Cloudron.
Same for AWS & Azure, all in when it was shiny and new, and pulling back out now it's become a data ransom racket.
Always been a fan of open source, open file-formats and contributing however possible.
Fuck the cloud, everyone should own their own data, and if that means learning how to setup a domain name and Cloudron, sobeit.
Now inspired to do everything we can as a business, and I can with any network influence, to be an example for how to have at least equivalence, if not better with FOSS.
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I‘m a lawyer working in the field of i.a. data privacy law who is just very interested in tech and likes to run things at home. Also, the rules of our profession require us to not give data of our clients to any third party which rules the use out most US based web services.
BTW I also founded in 2001 (!) and these days occasionally administrate/moderate the Essential Freebies Board or short EFB.nu, the/one of the biggest German speaking forums for freeware & open source software (mostly Windows).
I started training in my teen years to be a bench jeweler and over a decade later in the jewelry manufacturing scene and after the advance of tech, I found myself becoming a 3D modeler. I've given up on my hammer and torch a while back. CAD and 3D printing are mostly what I do all day long now. I'm in the process of expanding into other fields as I'm using my knowledge in CAD/CAM to create all sorts of things. It turns out if you know CAD/CAM + Rendering + general knowledge in coding/tech, there's nothing you can't create and sell online. At this stage, I'm not sure what my job title is. A modeler, a creator, or a retailer? This question always makes me pause and I end up telling people, "I do computer stuff" and they assume I'm coding all day long
@humptydumpty very interesting and quite a coincidence, I have a friend that's determined to get into this exact thing. I'll ask him the best way to connect with you if you don't mind?
@humptydumpty Interesting. What sorts of things are you working on, mostly?
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It turns out if you know CAD/CAM + Rendering + general knowledge in coding/tech, there's nothing you can't create and sell online. At this stage, I'm not sure what my job title is. A modeler, a creator, or a retailer? This question always makes me pause and I end up telling people, "I do computer stuff" and they assume I'm coding all day long
Don't worry thats common - I started life as an electronics technician, then became a systems administrator, then a networks engineer, and now a UX Designer - most of my family and friends still introduce me as "working in computers".
And my family have always assumed I do coding even though I cannot code to save my life.
You've got an interesting background. Welcome!
@marcusquinn I don't mind. He's interested in jewelry manufacturing, CAD/CAM, or both? DM me their email address when ready.
@mehdi Other than custom jewelry design jobs that I do for jewelry retailers, I work on creating accessories for all kinds of products. I aim for the hobbies (RC toys, gamers, etc.) because they spend without thinking logically lol.
@ei8fdb Thanks. Most people that ask me what I do, don't even know what 3D modeling means. I get that blank face and then I just say "computer stuff" and they're like OHHHHHH.
Guess I can contribute to this too. I'm a computer engineer graduate who ended up liking software development more, but still tinkers with hardware projects. I also work at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada as a software developer for the eLearning team doing updates for our Moodle instance and building out our suite of applications that integrate with Moodle via LTI. I also love working on FOSS apps and started on EleutheriaPay which I hope to get on Cloudron once its stable: https://eleutheriapay.atrilahiji.dev/
- Vue.js frontend
- AWS/GCP Serverless Development
- Node.js API development
- Embedded systems development
- FPGA development using Verilog (A hardware description language)
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Hey community, I'll give it a shot: I'm a 34 years old sysadmin from Leipzig/Germany. Doing devops, IT support and a lot of hardware tinkering but will be unemployed in 2 weeks ^^ I'm also co-running a large (night)club and participate in some projects around events, arts and the culture scene here.
I my scene there is neither money nor space for business consulting and business solutions but there's a high demand for own, free and flexible IT infrastructure. I have been using Cloudron for about 3 years and helped some projects and freelancers to host their own.
@subven very nice, I will definitely visit mjut once corona again allows for it. Been couple of times in so&so till it closed
@nebulon Apparently, we all just need to use mouthwash now and it'll all be fine again