Brief Bio

CHRIS SHORT has over two decades in various IT disciplines from textile manufacturing to dial-up ISPs to Senior DevOps Engineer. He's been a staunch advocate for open source solutions throughout his time in the private and public sector. He's a partially disabled US Air Force Veteran living with his wife and son in NC. Check out his writing at chrisshort.net and devopsish.com.

Extended Bio

Chris Short has worked in the Information Technology field since 1995. Getting his start working summers and vacations for manufacturing and textile companies, Chris quickly latched on to the fast-paced tech sector and has been advancing technology as a resource since his youth. As a senior in high school, he was the webmaster at sandtech.net, a dial-up Internet Service Provider, in Hickory, NC and embracing Linux as a platform in the largely Windows world of the late 90s.

When the Dot-com bubble began to burst and trouble loomed on the horizon for tech jobs, Chris joined the US Air Force as a Tech Controller (3C2X1). In October 2003, while conducting a training exercise, Chris suffered an injury that damaged his long thoracic nerve. However, that did not deter Chris from trying to exceed all expectations despite living in continuous pain. In 2010, Chris was medically separated from the Air Force.

Chris is now working in the Linux systems and DevOps spaces. He writes for several publications and maintains the DevOps'ish newsletter. He calls the Research Triangle area of North Carolina his home. His up to date Résumé or Curriculum Vitae is available.

Writing Elsewhere

Chris also contributes content to DZone, opensource.com, and The Open Organization.

Chris has also contributed to guides and books:

Social Media

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PGP Public Key

Keybase: keybase.io/chrisshort/key.asc

Logo: Why the Shrug?

Previous versions of chrisshort.net have had just a text based logo. This was simple but never really did it for me. I wanted to add something simple but nothing was coming to mind. "What shape defines you?" I asked myself. Simply nothing came to mind.

I was iMessaging my wife one afternoon and decided to ask for her input on a logo for the site. She said the text based logo was very plain (I agreed but conceded I was no graphic artist). Then she responded with ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The chrisshort.net logo was then born. We will see how long it sticks around.

Chris Short

Chris Short