Be aware: I have a strong opinion, and a very strong feeling for justice or doing the right thing [tm]. I will not easily hesitate to share my opinion with others and I try to write that as clear as possible. This might hurt your feelings, though it’s only how I think and what I think should be done in order to correct situations, if you cannot handle that, then that’s fine ofcourse, but I will not easily change things for that.
Who am I?
I am Remko Lodder, born and raised in the Netherlands. My mother gave birth to me on the 16th of october 1983 in the city of Rotterdam.
I live together with my sons Luca and Bram and my wife, Denise in our house under the smoke of Rotterdam in our own little house, this I enjoy very much!
You can contact me through email on email@example.com
A brief history
In Oct 2001 I was asked to start working at the ING ITC team, the first months I served as a trainee, quickly growing into the work of Security Administrator, hosting a lot of firewalls, routers, switches, and Solaris machines. I stopped working there in August 2006. After a month sebatical (hey, I had the chance on doing it, why not!) I joined Snow.nl. A team of unix favored people, that I still enjoy today. I had some vary nice challenges so far. At the first assignment (long term) I enjoyed working in a multi langual team working in the entire europe region, as well as building up a new datacenter soley (later I got help luckily from Robert Blacquiere at Snow so that we could both finish the design/build up etc properly). In addition I did a large physical datacenter move, and I had replaced several firewall clusters between vendors (Juniper,Checkpoint, Fortigate). After the Financial Institute with Robert I worked at KPN and Getronics, a big telco company in the Netherlands, where I was responsible for large government networks, I designed, troubleshoot and trained my collegue’s locally and was responsible for many large and major changes that needed to occur.
As everything comes to an end, I started working at Ziggo in november 2010 where I was made responsible for a large migration project within my networking team. I communicate with other groups, make the plans on how we are going to do the migration and do various things within the workgroup that is responsible for the migration. Later I became responsible for steering more teams and I am one of the technical projectleaders. This is something entirely different then I used to do, but I seem to like it a lot.
I managed to become an experienced administrator with the following expertises:
Unix Administrator: FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, certified LPIC 1 (101,102), BSDA
Network administrator: Cisco, HP etc.
Firewall/Security Administrator: Nokia/Checkpoint, Juniper, Fortigate, certified CCSA/CCSE/JNCIA/JNCIS
In addition I got a high level graduation for my Security work: CISSP. I passed the tests with pure self study, I didn’t attend any classes!
Currently I am looking around on what to do with the next classes..
Next to the technical things I became an experienced technical leader for various projects, I can communicate with higher management, with my peers, and steer various people to reach the project goals.
Besides all the professional things, I also do some volunteering at the FreeBSD Operating System. I am the main responsible person for the Dutch Documentation, I am a member of the bugmeisters group, I am a member of the Security Team (Security Advisories, VuXML, Secretary) and a member of the System hacker group (src people).
I also published my resume to show what knowledge I actually have and things like that. If you are interested, please checkout the resume here
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