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About Me

Hello, I’m William Cooley, and this is my personal website.
I currently work as a DevOps Engineer and am located in Rochester, NY, USA.

My previous work experience includes running a VPN security SaaS business and providing IT consulting services.

I enjoy finding open-source solutions to technology problems.
Some of my experience includes:

  • Linux - Ubuntu and CentOS system administration
  • Ansible for deploying applications
  • Prometheus monitoring software. Hardware, OS, Networking, Databases, Custom applications
  • Grafana metrics visualization. Creating custom dashboards of Prometheus metrics
  • Physical datacenter operations - pxe machine provisioning / IPMI, BMC, iDRAC management / storage array management / structured wiring
  • Cloud / Virtual datacenter - AWS, Digital Ocean, Rackspace, Linode / VMware Vsphere
  • Firewall / Routing / VLAN switching / VPN tunneling (Layer 2 / 3)
  • Scripting applications - Python, PHP, JavaScript (Node.js)
  • Mysql database - administration, backup, migration and replication
  • Limited understanding of electronics and RF system design - Amateur Radio Technician Class license (2004) / example project

I grew up speaking English and German and have dual citizenship.

WebRTC controlled Telepresence Robot project

This is a short video overview of a WebRTC controlled Telepresence Robot that I built using inexpensive components.

Here are links to some of the things I mentioned in the video: