A little more detail on who I am and where I am in the tech world.
Technology is a second career for me, by choice. Before learning how to pull DRAM or edit files with vi, I spent 12 years as a trial lawyer both in government and private practice. That experience taught me the importance of paying attention to detail, and how to learn most of what I need to know from self-study. Although I did pretty well at the bar, the work became all-consuming for me. As one of my mentors used to say, "the law is a jealous mistress". The search for a more balanced existence put me on the road that eventually led to Microsoft school, where I began learning how to be a tech professional.
For the last 7 years I've concentrated on directory services and identity management. Prior to that I worked mostly in desktop support and engineering. I have a technical blog on things LDAP at eldapo.blogspot.com, where I try to share some of what I've learned in my efforts to master the business of directory systems administration. I hope some people find it a useful resource.
In addition to some vendor certifications and my law degree, I've also done graduate work in history -- for the non-digital side of my brain.
B.A., Humanities. State University of New York (1979)
J.D., Law. Rutgers University School of Law (1982)
M.A., History. Long Island University (1989)
Information Systems Engineer, a Fortune 500 Company.
Technical Lead on:
* Global Directory Architecture
* Web Applications Hosting
* Desktop Engineering
Associate engineer on:
* Oracle ERP
* Netegrity SiteMinder
Areas of Interest:
* Directory services design and maintenance
* Enterprise applications for Open Source software
* UNIX/Windows Integration and Interoperability
* Red Hat Certified Technician
* Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Expired)