Excuse me for spamming the whole mailing list, I have been giving and now I
need to take. If anybody is interested, please respond directly to me at
I have seen, on- and off-list, requests to do paid work for RackTables, and I
used to stay away because of being already oversubscribed. But this has
changed: if you wanted any RackTables-related projects done but didn't have the
man for it, now you can hire an expert to get things going. Let me explain in
detail so you can consider.
I have been doing assorted RackTables development for more than 11 years, both
as the free software project (if you download RackTables from the Internet) and
as its private extensions, big and small (if I happen to work for you). I have
maintained an internal RackTables installation at each of the 3 previous jobs
and have developed a few best practices and know-how. If you are on this
mailing list, you likely know how useful it can be.
Besides RackTables, in recent years I have worked on tcpdump as one of the
project maintainers. This is a part of my long-time general work on network
protocols, both outside (RFC 7298) and inside (Babel WG) of IETF, and comes
from my older stint as one of the Quagga project maintainers. When I have time
to contribute to tcpdump, I either review incoming pull requests or help
sorting security incidents.
Besides free and open source software, I have done quite a lot of other IT
work, mostly related to data centres, network protocols and Linux software.
Before I have a more formal CV, you are welcome to see a brief overview of
those past projects in my LinkedIn profile, here is a PDF export of it:
Now on to the less technical particulars. I am a Ukrainian engineer, and for
the last 13 years I have been working away from Ukraine, including last 3.5
years for a data centre company in the United Kingdom. Very recently important
paperwork between the local government and my employer went wrong, my employer
suddenly lost the ability to employ me and I suddenly lost my job. At the
moment I am in the UK (London is 1 hour by train away), but soon I will have
either to have a new job in the UK, or to be in some other country.
If you are a UK company and want to hire me as a Tier 2 General migrant quickly
enough (like starting to speak about it right now and having a visa application
made in one month or less), that will let me avoid a great deal of hassle. I
would prefer that if there is a choice. If this works out, you may be in a good
position to resell some of my services to my former employer, who says they
still need somebody to do the software work I have been doing until now.
If it does not go well in the UK, I will continue to look for a new job anyway,
just elsewhere. So if you are not in the UK, but have a matching open job
position and consider hiring from abroad, feel free to drop me a message too.