Hi there,

my name is Jacob! I am a web application professional, working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have been working with web and interactive media technology since the early 2000s. My skills range from web application technology, public cloud services, and cybersecurity. Professionally I am a production engineer specializing in the intersection of DevOps and architecture. In 2018 I became an AWS Cloud Practitioner, and am currently seeking a path with orchestration and CI/CD.

To further acquaint you with the specifics of my background I suggest you poke around my site.

Nice to meet you!

Homelab Hotness

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Search Engine Optimization is snake oil

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WordPress Development with Docker Containers

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