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major_hayden - a social nerd 🤓


major --admin systems
major --contributor open_source
major --developer python
major --educator
major --leader
major --other


Major is a Linux Engineer with skills in database administration, system administration, application development and leadership. He enjoys connecting people with technology solutions that are easy to use, affordable, and sustainable over time. He is familiar with, and a huge supporter of, the DevOps culture and how to make it work with a large team in a fast paced environment.

Information security has also been a key interest for him. As the Chief Security Architect for Rackspace, he led a team of senior Windows, Linux and networking engineers who were dedicated to increasing security within Rackspace and for their customers. He provided critical security advisement to the business as a whole and he fueled technical security projects that reduced risk, reduced product development cycle time, and increased customer confidence.

He previously worked on the OpenStack project and its integration with Citrix Xenserver and Nicira's networking stack. He also maintained high-availability clusters, Debian packaging and various system tools and scripts. The team created a highly automated continuous integration system with Jenkins that allowed them to test and deploy new code much more rapidly than before.




  1. June 2021
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