10 second bio...
Hey folks! I'm Matt and I'm a Systems Engineer.
I grew up (Middle School, High School, College) in the US Military communities in Germany.
Most of my career has been consulting for tech companies and helping them speed-up and automate their systems.
I'm based in Bucharest and NYC (and typically on U.S. timezones regardless of location).
High Velocity Ops
My specialty is helping companies slash their systems costs and speed-up their systems development.
Poor systems can cripple or kill a business. Great systems can scale to billion dollar companies with only a few engineers.
High Velocity Ops
is where I teach engineers how to move 5-50X faster with their Ops.
Taste Test: Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, Ansible
The book compares the top system automation tools and takes the reader through a simple automation project to show how to implement identical tasks using each tool.
I've released 3 editions of the book so far and it has sold over 2000 copies.
the book started out as a blog post, but after 180 pages, I realized it was no longer a blog post and so I released it as a book!
A weekly newsletter about the systems orchestration tool Ansible. I started the newsletter in 2013, took a break in 2016, and restarted it in 2017. It's had over 2500 subscribers.
B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland: Europe
Magna Cum Laude
Smith Scholarship / University Scholarship
Some Past Clients
Projects Featured In
Basecamp: Customer data leakage
DigitalOcean: Inadvertant SSH key reuse
Carnegie Mellon University: SQL injection vulnerability
DevOps Trailblazers (Cloudify)
51 DevOps Influencers (PowerAdmin)
Ansible: Up and Running by Lorin Hochstein
Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra
Random Brags ;-)
- Former #1 karma leader in the early days of Hacker News
- Came in dead last in the Kansas City marathon! (6hr 45min)
- Won the National Geography Bee for my school in 6th grade :D
Contact / Social
Hacker News: mattjaynes