Greetings! My name is Ingy döt Net. I am a software artist and computer language inventor. My passion in life is to see computers solving the real world problems that society faces today. To that end, I continually look for new ideas to make software development simpler, while searching for more ways to socialize those ideas.
With over 25 years of work experience, I have been a vocal leader in Open Source Software for the last 20. I love solving problems in ways that benefit not only my current task, but the art of programming in general. I take the most pride in my works that help people of many programming languages at once. I've coined this effort: Acmeism.
I'm one of the 3 original authors of the YAML Data Language, and the only one of those who continues to work on YAML daily. I see a future for YAML that builds on its current success while addressing its many pitfalls, and making it grow to solve more real world, every day needs.
Cloud Computing has been my area of daily work for past 8 years. Recently I worked as a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's cloud division. While there I worked with OpenStack, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Ansible, Concourse.ci, Swagger/OpenAPI; all of which used YAML!
Cloud continues to rely more on YAML every day. YAML needs support as an industry language. I am ready, able and gungho to lead that effort.
I am currently looking for employment at a forward-thinking company that uses YAML as a core part of their industry leading projects. I'd like to be able to help the company use YAML to its full potential; work with talented people who can help me shape the language; and lead the community effort to move it all forward.
Founding member of promising server technology company. Wrote compilers for several internal languages.
Worked as a Distinguished Technologist on the Cloud Native Application Platform unit.
A consulting partnership with Andrew Cole. Continued work on ActiveState's Stackato PaaS.
A personal consulting business. Worked on ActiveState's Stackato PaaS platform.
Independent Software Consultant. Perl consulting for local small businesses. Worked on many Open Source projects. Wrote articles for Perl magazines.
Software Engineer. Databuilt was the first company that attempted to automate the construction industry. Wrote Perl code for their mainline product.
CTO. Fatport was Canada's first public wifi vendor. I started this company and developed the initial access point system.
Software Developer. ActiveState is the company well known for putting Perl on Windows. Developed the Perl Module distribution automation system for their product, ActivePerl.
Computer Programmer. This company was a leader in Library Automation Systems for the most prestigious universities East of the Mississippi. Developed various programs in IBM 370 mainframe assembly language. Switched to Perl in 1998. Last 5 years was telecommute based.
Computer Programmer. My first and worst job in computers. Performed maintenance programming on their billing subsystem, in IBM 370 mainframe assembly language.
B.A. Computer Science, 1987
Northern Illinois University