Hi, I’m Vlad Ionescu!
You can get in touch at totally-not-spam-like-Ifirstname.lastname@example.org, and if you really have to, you can encrypt emails with the keys you find on Keybase.
I enjoy TV shows( but not Game of Thrones) and movies.
I like finance and reading. I love debating.
I drink cocktails, whiskey, and wine — mentioned here in order of discovery. Tea, orange or pineapple juice, and lemon water are perfect too.
I enjoy home automation and @internetofshit.
I admire art and beauty.
Tech and work
I do IT consulting. More specifically, I help companies implement DevOps practices, architect their infrastructure and applications to support growth, all while training and helping upskill.
I fast-forward the learning process while helping avoid mistakes. I work with project managers, business analysts, developers, and testers to foster actual collaboration and best practices, which drastically lowers delivery time.
I am proficient with
C++, and I have a particular draw to
Ruby, but I have experience with several languages including
Java( so many tools),
Python( can’t deny the libraries and support),
Haskell( ah, functional programming),
PL/SQL( you can do so much with a classic, relational database),
.NET( Core is a good step in the right direction but a slow and small one),
Rails, and of course
Go. So much
WebAssembly to mature.
I’ve been exposed to
On the cloud side, I work primarily with AWS. I am an AWS Container Hero, and most of my work is focused on Kubernetes and Serverless. Once in a while, I get to go retro, and I get to do immutable infrastructure with Packer and Terraform.
Buzzwords: AWS, Azure; Packer, Terraform, still iffy on Spinnaker; Docker, Containerd, Kubernetes, Helm, GitHub Actions, Jenkins; Serverless, SAM, Feature Flags; Selenium, Cucumber; Observability,
OpenTracing OpenTelemetry, Honeycomb, Prometheus.
I’m always open to hearing about new projects or opportunities!
I am especially interested in working with:
- healthy, focused, high performing teams or organizations that want to get there
- serverless/ FaaS-only companies
- Microsoft Azure( zero experience, some services are amazing) and Alibaba Cloud( so intriguing)
- large scale systems