About Me

I am Adam Anderson. I work as a Software Engineer at a Bitcoin Exchange. I also do occasional consulting in the realms of data engineering, IT and general software development.

I love learning about programming (Python, Go), Data Science, Linux and open-source software.

For fun, I enjoy running, reading sci-fi and attempting to make things out of sterling silver.

My Story

My tech journey began in 2001 when I took my first course in HTML and CSS in high school. Since then I have been obsessed with all things web and open-source.

I worked in education for 9 years. I taught Spanish, Japanese, English, and Drama. I worked in classrooms in Nicaragua, Japan, Turkey, Bahrain, and the US. To seek further (continual) growth opportunities I transitioned fully into IT starting in 2016.

In tech I am largely self-taught. I have taught myself Linux administration, the command line, bash scripting, python, database management, security best-practices, networking, etc., through the Linux Academy, ITpro.TV, Codecademy, and various textbooks.

By June, 2016, just prior to getting my first job in IT, I had earned the following technical certifications:

  • LPIC Level 1
  • CompTIA Linux+

I am currently working on learning Go.

My favorite sci-fi novels include

  • The Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
  • Pushing Ice, by Alastair Reynolds
  • The Algebraist, by Iain M. Banks
  • Ender's Game (and the Ender Saga), by Orson Scott Card
  • Pandora's Star (and The Void Series), by Peter F. Hamilton
  • Nexus/Crux/Apex, by Ramez Naam
  • Daemon (and Freedomâ„¢), by Daniel Suarez

How this site was built

KernelMastery.com was launched on October 19, 2015. It is built on an Ubuntu 14 server using the Ghost blogging platform, which takes advantage of JavaScript, Node.js, and nginx. Hosting is provided by Digital Ocean.

Why I started Kernel Mastery, the blog

  1. To document my learning and mastery of open-source technologies,
  2. To provide accessible and concise tutorials on Linux and open-source tools, and
  3. To inspire others to use and contribute to open-source projects that enhance our freedoms and productivity.

Contact details

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @kernelmastery
GitHub: github.com/84adam