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Danny Steenman

Cloud Consultant

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

I’m currently workin as a Cloud Consultant at Oblivion Cloud Control. I specialised myself in building high available environments using automation (Infrastructure as Code) combined with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

Previously, my fascination with Cloud and Automation started when I was developing my research thesis for HvA in 2013. Back then Cloud providers were just starting to come up as a decent alternative to on-premise hosting providers. On-premise datacenters consisted of long-lived servers which needed to be patched and upgraded (both software/hardware). This used to be a time consuming task which needed dedicated engineers to monitor and maintain these servers.

Instead of maintaining these servers I got inspired to automate and make these environments scalable, self-healing and immutable (stateless). This meant I had to learn more about the DevOps way of thinking and use tooling such as cloudformation, git, python and bash. By continuously developing myself I’ve learned to adapt myself quickly to new emerging technologies.

My next step is to focus on topics such as Serverless and Big Data but will still continue to automate and use Infrastructure as Code.

Interests

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Automation
  • CI/CD
  • Cloud Computing
  • DevOps
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Serverless
  • System Architecture

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, 2013

    Hogeschool van Amsterdam

  • Propaedeutics in Computer Science, 2009

    Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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