- Name: Alexander Williams (a-double-u)
- Origin: Montréal, Canada
- Location: Kamakura, Japan (near Tokyo)
- Age: 35
- Langs: French (native), English (native), Japanese (N3), Spanish (beginner), Korean (beginner)
- Job: Entrepreneur, Engineer
- PGP Key: 1DC9 3A1A CC53 8E5F CB64 DF01 4EDD 1E57 8B80 4E39
- Open Source: See GitHub
- Favourite Pen: Zebra FD-502
- Favourite Paper: L!FE Noble Note
- Favourite Phone: Fujitsu F-09C
- Goal: ENJOY LIFE
I'm currently not looking for work, but always open to discuss new and interesting opportunities, particularly related to scalability, motorsports, and/or IoT.
I'm constantly working on multiple projects simultaneously, so make sure to check out my Projects page.
- Programming & databases:
- Systems & networking:
Linux, BSD, OS X° ° ° ° °KVM, Xen, VMware, VBox° ° ° °Git, Nginx, HAProxy, Keepalived° ° ° °IPv6, IPTables, DNS, VLANs° ° ° °iSCSI, FCoE, AoE, NFS° ° °Mosquitto, RabbitMQ, Nanomsg° ° °AWS, Docker° ° °
Servers, switches, RAID° ° ° ° °Datacenters, security, cabling° ° ° °Arduino, RPi, MCU, sensors° ° °Digital logic, Electronic circuits° °FPGA, Verilog° °
As an athlete, I’m rather versatile in a number of sports. My favorites are: running (5k to 10k), american football, basketball, snowboarding, hockey, soccer, and motorcycle racing.
Like most people, I love traveling, and was lucky to have spent considerable amount of time all over North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
I extensively use multiple library cards and museum memberships, and I prefer physical books over digital ones.
I have a tendency to dart into a shop which caters to one of my obsessions. It's nearly impossible to walk past without going inside “just to see”:
- Vinyl records
- Used books
- G-Shock watches
- RC cars
The last ~18 years (since Jan 2000) have been spent working in the IT industry as an R&D systems architecture specialist, system/network administrator, freelance web developer, technical/customer support guru, and IT consultant.
In 2013, we built a SaaS platform and service (Jidoteki) for creating virtual appliances from scratch, which helps companies put their SaaS apps on-premises.
In 2014, we obtained small seed funding from OnLab, but have remained self-funded since then.
In 2016, we converted Jidoteki into Jidoteki Meta, an on-premises virtual appliance for building virtual appliances.