Meeting Agenda Item: Introduction David van Zijl

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Mon Mar 5 14:59:08 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:19:14 +1300
David van Zijl <davidvz at> wrote:

> Hi all
> My name is David (Dave) van Zijl. I've been using Linux on and off
> over the past 12 years in both development and system administration
> roles. I spent the last 3 years helping to grow and manage an
> installation of 200+ RHEL servers for hosting live web content as well
> as development and test tools.
> My skills include Puppet, X.509 PKI and some of the usual suspects
> like Apache, Memcached & MySQL. I'm moderately handy with one or two
> scripting languages including Python and I've packaged a number of
> rpms for in-house use. I've done a few years as a C programmer but
> probably not enough to dive into the kernel or anything!
> Skills I would like to improve: General Linux administration (there's
> always more to learn), SE Linux, virtualisation, networking.
> Like most people that I imagine introduce themselves here, I'm not
> quite sure where to start. I'll hang around and see how thing work for
> a while before attempting anything. Keen to start small and go from
> there.
> Please feel free to contact me about anything either by email or on
> irc.freenode: davevz

Welcome David!

If you haven't already, please do take a look at

Are you more interested in sysadmin tasks or application development? 

I look forward to talking to you on IRC. 

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