risaacson:

Richard Isaacson - Systems Monkey

I am and have been a Senior Software Engineer, a Cloud Support Engineer, a Senior Systems Engineer, and a Unix Administrator. I love to learn through prototyping.

I have been focusing on bringing together backend services using NodeJS for the interfaces and Python for backend processing. I have been using hapi for the web framework that I build systems on as well as Celery as a task queue. I prefer Ansible over Chef and Puppet because it gets out of the way of the Systems Engineer.

I focus on being a backend developer. Though I have been doing some frontend work playing with Polymer or AngularJS to bring my pages out of the 1990s.

Some of my code and other projects: risaacson@github

Container images I have built: risaacson@hub.docker.com

My LinkedIn profile: risaacson@linkedin

I organize the day of event volunteers for: minne*

I attend local user groups: Arduino of Minnesota, Google Developer Group, JavaScriptMN, NodeMN, Penguins Unbound (a Twin Cities Based Linux User Group), PyMNtos, Twin Cities D3.js Meetup Group, Twin Cities Infracoders, TCJUG (Twin Cities Java User Group), and Twin Cities (Data) Visualization Group

Some of my presentations: risaacson/presentations

Classes Taught

When Institution Department Course ID Section Title Credits
2016 Fall Hennepin Technical College - EPC CCIS 2122 40 Linux Administration II 4
2016 Spring Hennepin Technical College - EPC CCIS 1121 40 Linux Administration I 3
2016 Spring Hennepin Technical College - EPC CCIS 1135 40 Desktop Linux 3
2015 Fall Hennepin Technical College - BPC CCIS 1135 53 Desktop Linux 3

Classes Taken

When Institution Department Course ID Title Instructor Credits Completed
2017 Spring University of Minnesota - Twin Cities SENG 5802 Software Engineering II: Software Design Kevin Wendt 3 Pending
2017 Spring University of Minnesota - Twin Cities SENG 5811 Software Testing and Verification Neil Bitzenhofer 2 Pending
2017 Spring University of Minnesota - Twin Cities SENG 5852 Quality Assurance and Process Improvement Stephen Kan, Ph.D., Ian De Silva 3 Pending
2016 Fall University of Minnesota - Twin Cities SENG 5707 Data Modeling John Carlis 3 Yes
2016 Fall University of Minnesota - Twin Cities SENG 5801 Software Engineering I: Overview, Requirements, and Modeling Mats Heimdahl 3 Yes
2016 Fall University of Minnesota - Twin Cities SENG 5899 Industrial Seminar Series Michael Whalen 1 Yes