Hi! I’m Troy [McCall]

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I’m a 38 year-old digital nomad, dev-ops/backend engineer, systems admin, & security contractor.

I studied Computer Science, & Mathematics at: the University of North Carolina Charlotte & Graduate Evolutionary Genomics / Bioinformatics at: North Carolina State University .

I specialize in network-system and web-app securities. I have worked on most every major web platform and technology: from custom J2EE Web Applications Adecco , to .NET based Microsoft Technologies (SharePoint, MOSS, WSS) at Ingersoll Rand , to popular open source frameworks and libraries: including li3, Laravel, fabric, Gin, Socket.io, & Express in my current role at MODE .

I’m passionate about open source, automation, security, privacy, machine learning, hiking, climbing, and coffee.

I operate most comfortably in:

  • Golang, Python, PHP7+, but I’ll write a promise in JavaScript if it’s necessary.
  • Bash & Ansible (no zsh in this house)
  • Docker, RHEL-based hosts, Alpine-based containers
  • Traefik is my preferred proxy, but I have dabbled with HAProxy and Caddy as well
  • Apache & Nginx

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