[sysadmin] Skills

Allie Graham allie at justus.anglican.org
Fri May 22 16:06:55 UTC 2015

Good idea on the separate email

> Simon,
> My understanding was that you have all of the skills but are 
> incredibly busy which is why this never moved forward before?
> I have pretty limited skills in this area.
> HTML/CSS obviously, and a bit of php and a bit of python.
> I've been looking to learn more (actively looking at changing fields 
> in the next few years).
> On 5/22/2015 10:49 AM, Simon Kershaw wrote:
>> Thanks Allie,
>> I think this is a good idea and have thought several times about doing
>> something similar. I'm a database person too, with lots of experience of
>> MySQL and other DBs -- my day job is as the manager of the database team
>> at an engineering software company, where we have our proporietary DB
>> system. It's half about people skills, and half technical knowledge
>> (though I no longer write code in this job) and the other half dealing
>> with crises and doing paperwork :-)
>> I currently run a number of MySQL DBs on j2, so am happy to 
>> contribute to
>> DB design and coding. I tend to write in Perl these days, and all the
>> infrastructure to run Perl and MySQL is in place already.
>> What relevant programming languages do others here use?
>> In fact -- general question, perhaps better in a thread of its own ...
>> what skills do we each bring?
>> simon
>> Allie Graham wrote:
>>> Simon:
>>> <Background>
>>> Ben and I had a drink with Derek last weekend while he was in Atlanta.
>>> His day job is in technology, much of which is working with databases
>>> for a large bank (Derek, correct me if I'm wrong).
>>> I mentioned Derek's procifiency with My SQL to Brian, and the idea
>>> started rolling to move the diocesan listings to a database rather than
>>> the text file  (which, made sense 20 years ago when Brian made it)
>>> </background>
>>> Since we could have a web interface that way, Mammana could make 
>>> many of
>>> the updates himself (I ran this by him, hypothetically, and it would
>>> make him very happy).
>>> I don't have my knowledge of MySQL (I've used it a bit but always with
>>> specific instructions) but would be happy to have this as an 
>>> opportunity
>>> to learn.
>>> IIRC, this list now has everyone who actively does technical work for
>>> SoAJ.
>>> Thoughts?
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