Kevin Harper

System Admin & Python Developer

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I've held several IT positions, ranging from web development, to client liaison, to server administration. Implementing open source technologies and developing software to solve complex problems is what I have enjoyed the most.

My Dev Stack


Collection of some of the tools I've used in my 10+ years in IT.

Operating Systems


Linux & Windows Servers:
I prefer Ubuntu but will deploy Debian or CentOS when it makes sense.

Also familiar with Windows 2003, 2008R2, & 2012R2 servers.

Linux, Windows, & Mac Desktops:
I run KDE neon on my laptop. I test drive different distros every couple of years, but I've always ended up back to Unbutu or a derivative.

I also work with Windows and Macs on a daily basis.

  • VMWare
  • vSphere
  • AD
  • LDAP
  • Network Shares
  • DNS
  • NAS
  • GitLab Servers
  • Web Servers
  • DB Servers
  • WSUS
  • pfSense

Software Development

Current development focus: Web-based software running on a Linux, NGINX, PostgreSQL and Django stack, containerized by Docker.

Basic knowledge of Apache, mySQL, PHP, CSS, and ES6/JS. Some exposure to Angular and Node.

While not a designer by any stretch of the imagination, I am confident in ability at laying out UI.

Academic exposure to Java,, MS Visual Studio, and C.


  • Open Source
  • Python
  • LAMP
  • WordPress
  • WIX
  • API clients
  • SemanticUI
  • Bootstrap
  • Font Awesome
  • jQuery



Basic understanding of PostgreSQL, mySQL, and FileMaker.

Academic exposure to MS Access.

Data Visualization:
Basic knowledge of matplotlib Python package and Chart.js for web-based visualization.

  • wget
  • SQL
  • JSON
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • Excel Dashboards

Other IT

Docker, AWS, LXC/LXD, Ansible, git, network configuration.

Phone system support & maintenance, to include: Positron PBX, OpenPBX, Nortel BCM. Exposure to Avaya-based systems.

Use of open source software whenever possible.


  • Docker Compose
  • AWS EC2
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Aerohive Networks
  • Netgear
  • Extreme Networks


Cloud, OS, CI, & CD
    Linux Academy | Dec/2017 - Current

Data Analysis
    General Assembly | Jun/2017

Molecular & Cellular Biology
    University of Arizona | Dec/2010