My name is Ian Paredes, and I am a systems engineer by trade.
I've been interested in systems engineering ever since I have gotten out of school in 2009, and have been interested in UNIX systems since I was about 15. Most of my experience has been administering large systems involving large amounts of tps across a service plane, especially when it comes to web services. Most of the issues that come up when dealing with lots of traffic across a service are incredibly interesting to me: distributed systems and storage, internal management of large numbers of machines, processes around ensuring that we identify problems quickly and accurately, as well as automation of some of those processes as a sort of lever and power multiplier for engineers.
You can find some of my open source projects over at GitHub.