[arch-devops] Junior DevOps application - Kristian Klausen

Kristian Klausen kristian at klausen.dk
Fri Mar 12 22:40:45 UTC 2021


My name is Kristian Klausen (known as klausenbusk on most platforms). 
I'm currently taking a break from studying and is currently working 
part-time as a Linux sysadmin/developer and enjoying life.

I have been running Arch Linux since late 2012 and ran Ubuntu and Debian 
before that. Since then I have been contributing to different 
open-source projects[1][2], often as drive-by patches, and I maintain my 
own little open-source project flathub-stats[3].

At work I have been installing and maintaining the Debian infrastructure 
and digital signage solution (also Debian) since ~2015, as part of that 
I also backported a few Debian packages in ~2016[4][5]. We also use k8s 
(kubeadm on Debian servers), Docker, GitLab CI, PHP, shell scripting and 
I got a lot of my experience from that job.

My more direct involvement with Arch started in late July 2020 when I 
joined #archlinux-devops and "complained" about something and svenstaro 
then decided to create a GitLab account for me[6]. Since then I have 
been contributing to the infrastructure project[7], often mail, Keycloak 
or terraform related changes. In the same period I also contributed to 
the arch-boxes project[8] and basically refactored/rewrote a big chunk 
of it.

I don't have a lot of reasons why I contribute to open-source, basically 
it is fun and I enjoy contributing (and often I need the feature/issue 
fixed). The same applies for my arch contributions, but it wasn't just a 
single "drive-by patch" this time, which is probably due to the 
community factor and that I find infrastructure work interesting.

If I become a Junior DevOps I hope I can ease the burden on the existing 
team, by being able to work on issues which requires some kind of 
access[9] and help with day-to-day maintenance. Among other things, I 
hope to help with the mail related stuff[10](I have been running my own 
mail server on Arch for a few years) and just general infrastructure 
stuff (nginx, monitoring, networking, you name it).

- Sven-Hendrik Haase (svenstaro)
- Jelle van der Waa (jelle)
- Frederik Schwan (freswa)

[1] https://github.com/klausenbusk/
[3] https://github.com/klausenbusk/flathub-stats/
[6] https://gitlab.archlinux.org/klausenbusk/
[9] https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/infrastructure/-/issues/288
[10] https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/infrastructure/-/issues/50

Best regards
- Kristian Klausen

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