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Johann has a wide range of experience in the Information and Communications Technology industry. Motivated and independently thinking with first-class analytical, design and problem solving skills. Full of energy and charisma yet diplomatic and professional. Versatile with a good sense of humour. Successful five-year businesses track record.
Table 1. Contact Details
|Land Line Number||+27 21 689 3867|
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Unix Systems Administration
Network Design and Management
Web-based Database-driven Systems Design and Development
Directory Services (LDAP)
GNU/Linux since February 1997, kernel 2.0.17
FreeBSD, OpenBSD since October 1999
Solaris since April 2000
Cisco IOS since July 2000, ver11+
Apple OSX since March 2004
AIX, HP-UX, BeOS, OS/2
PHP, Perl, C, sh, PLPgSQL, sed, awk, GNU Make
Relational Databases, PostgreSQL, MySQL
Cryptography, GnuPG, OpenSSL, GnuTLS, X.509 CA, Kerberos, SASL
XML, (X)HTML, CSS, DocBook-XML, XSLT, LaTeX
Version Control Systems, CVS
Cisco platform experience: 800, 1600, 1700, 2500, 2600, 2900, 4500 series
Lucent Portmaster Network Access Devices
Firewalls/NAT and Security, IPFW, IPF, IPTables, IPChains
802.11b/g Wifi Equipment
IP Routing and Route Distribution: BGP4, OSPF
RPSL and dealing with Routing Registries like RADB
IP Tunnelling and VPNs: IPIP, GRE, IPSEC
DNS Management Systems, based on djbDNS and OpenLDAP
Radius Authentication and Accounting
Mail Servers, Qmail, Qmail-LDAP, Exim
Web Servers, Apache-modssl, Publicfile
FTP, HTTP Proxy, NTP, NFS, LDAP and Public Key Servers
Quality of Service: Cisco, Linux, FreeBSD
IP Accounting, Graphing and Statistics, RRDTool
IP Space Planning and Migration
Datacenter Design, Cabling and Management
Lecturing Technical Training Courses
Touch Type 55wpm on the DVORAK Keyboard Layout
Vector Graphic design tools on MacOS, Freehand
I have been running businesses since the age of 21. I am an entrepreneur and an innovative thinker. One of my passions is the study of brands, their evolution and the power they have in the mind of the customer. One of my personal goals is to see a brand I created grow to become a household name.
July 2000 to Current :: Frogfoot Networks
Cape Town / Stellenbosch : Co-Founder, Member of CC
Formed an ISP called Frogfoot Networks and gained valuable networking and business experience. Frogfoot is currently running smoothly and growing at a good rate.
Frogfoot runs almost completely on free software and provides a very stable environment for corporate fixed line clients.
Cisco Routers, Qmail, Apache, FreeBSD, Debian GNU/Linux, Traffic Graphing, LDAP authentication systems.
I provided consulting services to an ISP in Mozambique in February 2003. We migrated their IP space, upgraded all their servers and moved to a Directory Services based management system. This included work on their dial hardware, firewalls, mail servers, VSAT equipment and datacenter cabling.
January 2004 to Current :: metaMera
Cape Town : Co-Founder, Managing Director
Metamera produces a range of health and nutritional supplements. I created the brand and did most of the design work. I formulated the business and marketing strategy and managed the production and container design process.
June 2003 to Current :: Amobia Communications
Cape Town : Co-Founder, Director
Joint venture providing Wireless Internet Access services. Primary role as software architect and developer of Amobia's service framework technologies including, X.509 Authentication, Web Portal and ISP Value Added Service management systems.
May 2001 to Current :: Blio Corporation
Cape Town : Co-Founder, Director
Formed an Embedded Systems Company called the Blio Corporation which is currently in the development phase of a product range of network appliances and security devices.
May 2002 to December 2002 :: Sair GNU/Linux Training for IT Intellect
Cape Town : Part Time Contract
Lecturing GNU/Linux Training Courses with topics ranging from basic Unix philosophy to Security, Administration and Networking.
July 2001 to May 2003 :: saproperty.com
Cape Town : Full Time Employment
Employed by saproperty.com in a role ranging from architecture design, systems administrator, database administrator and developer to support and project management. The saproperty.com system is an XML, PKI-crypto B2B exchange for a web portal listing properties for the nine largest real estate agencies in South Africa, completely running on free software with an uptime of more than a year, serving an average of more than 10,000 page impressions a day.
Extensive use of relational databases, XML, LDAP directory services, Public Key Cryptography encrypted eMail containing XML. PHP, Apache, PosgreSQL, OpenLDAP, Qmail-LDAP, PureFTPd, GnuPG, djbdns, Debian GNU/Linux, PKS PublicKey Server. Central authentication of services using LDAP for more than 7000 property agents.
Use of high end server hardware with high availability features such as hot swap SCSI Raid sets and dual redundant power supply units.
December 2000 to October 2002 :: Independent Online, IOL.co.za
Cape Town : Full Time Employment
Worked for the Independent News and Media group's IOL.co.za, a news portal which currently ships is excess of 10 GBytes of traffic a day or more than 10 million page impressions per month. Experience in being part of the team managing and building the content management systems and database back ends for this high load database driven web services environment.
Primarily used FreeBSD, MySQL and PHP. Informix, Sun Microsystems Server Hardware.
July 2000 to November 2000 :: Visoft (Pty) Ltd.
Stellenbosch : Full Time Employment
Worked as a Systems Administrator for a Java Development House. Experience with running and supporting Java technology. Managing eMail systems, firewalls, routers and source repository.
Debian GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Qmail, Exim, Apache, CVS
January 2000 to March 2002 :: Linux Touch screen Kiosk Project
Stellenbosch : Part Time Contracting
Developed and built a Touch Screen Information Kiosk for a Hardware store to display inventory and price comparisons. The touch screen interfaced with a Pastel accounting back end for stock info and pricing.
Debian GNU/Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Touch screen Hardware
December 1999 to June 2000 :: E*Trade Africa, ETS
Stellenbosch : Full Time Employment
Worked for a company building the E*TRADE Africa Online Trading System as Unix Systems Administrator and DBA. Experience developing and supporting high availability systems with load balancing related to mission critical web applications. Gained knowledge of the JSE's trading system, news feeds and real time share price information systems.
Debian GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, Apache, PHP, Perl, PosgreSQL, Exim, Sun Microsystems Server Hardware, SSL accelerator hardware, Cisco LocalDirector load balancing hardware.
June 1998 to February 1999 :: Chet Chemicals
Johannesburg, Kempton Park : Full Time Contract
Gained a wide range of experience in a diverse IT environment ranging from development work, systems administration to end user support. System Administration of company Wide Area Network connecting four remote sites using, 3Com Routers. Developed an integrated Proof of Delivery Document Scanning and Achieving System.
Debian GNU/Linux, Samba, Perl, HP-UX
November 1997 to February 1998 :: South African Department of Land Affairs
Pretoria : Part Time Contract
Worked as systems administrator and web developer.
HTML, CGI, HP-Openview SNMP, Sun Microsystems Server Hardware
1996, 1997 :: Iscor Mining Bursary Training
Ellisras Grootegeluk Coal Mine
Industrial Process Monitoring and Production Environment Modelling
I was awarded bursaries from Iscor Mining and the SA Air force to study Engineering. I chose the Iscor bursary and to study at Stellenbosch University.
1999 :: B.Sc Computer Science, Stellenbosch University
1996 to 1998 :: B.Eng Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University
Committee Member, Organiser of the Wine of the Month Club
March 1999 :: Became a licensed Amateur Radio (HAM) Operator
1996 to 1999 :: Stellenbosch University Underwater Club
1997/1998 :: Committee Member, Secretary
1996 to 1999 :: Maties Underwater Hockey 1st Team
1996 :: Stellenbosch University Residence, Huis Marais
Sport Representative for the Swimming Team. Squash Team
1991-1995 :: Matric, Menlo Park High School
Pretoria, Higher Grade, Afrikaans Medium
1984-1990 :: Grade School, Pretoria East Grade School
Pretoria, Afrikaans Medium
Table 6. School Subjects
1995 :: Supervisor of School Novell Netware Lan
1995 :: Provincial Underwater Hockey Colours
Northern Transvaal A Team
1991 to 1995 :: Member of School First Swimming Team
1993 to 1995 :: Member of School B Squash Team
I am a strong believer in the principles and values of Free Software. Basically the freedom and liberty of software and the people who use the software.
I've been running Unix on all my desktop machines for more than 9 years.
1996 to Current :: Debian - The Universal Operating System
I have been a Debian GNU/Linux Developer since 2001. I admire Debian's pragmatic idealism, the scale of the project and its success in producing high quality software.
2000 to Current :: Western Cape GNU/Linux User Group
I am a committee member of the Western Cape GNU/Linux User Group (CLUG) where I keep in touch with the local Free Software community and give occasional lectures at the group's meetings. For the last two years I've been in charge of the design and manufacture of the propaganda clothing sold by the group at the Cape Computer Fair.
2001 to Current :: The Hub Peering Point Project
I am a co-founder of The Hub, a group of people working on a project in the interest of better Internet Traffic Exchange or Peering in Cape Town.
1997 to 1998 :: Stellenbosch GNU/Linux User Group
Founding Member of the Stellenbosch LUG
I am a member of ISOC and it's South African chapter and take a keen interest in general Internet matters like discussions on the NANOG, IOZ, AfriNIC, AfNOG, AfrISPA and Arin mailing lists. Since 2002 I have been involved in the AfrISPA African traffic research project, which collects Netflow and BGP data from exchange points on the African continent to make a strong case for inter-African-country connectivity.
LDAP, Directory Based Management Systems
BGP4, QoS, MPLS, IPv6
VoIP, SIP, Bluetooth
Embedded Systems Design, Industrial Design
Co-founder Frogfoot Networks, Blio Corporation and fellow Debian Developer
Theo van Niekerk
Technical Manager of Generation Trading 5
theo [@] thinksmart [dot] co [dot] za
+27 82 448 1222
Western Cape GNU/Linux Users Group Committee Member
tandrews [@] mindspring [dot] co [dot] za
+27 83 708 1872
saproperty.com (Pty) Ltd.
geoff [@] saproperty [dot] com
+27 21 481 6217