Quinn Morrighan Storm
Core Competencies
Project Management
Systems Administration
Software Development
IT Support
Community Management
Hardware Engineering
C, C++, Objective-C
Bash, ZSH, sed, awk, grep, etc.
Javascript, JQuery, Node
Software Packages
GDB, Valgrind, strace
CVS, SVN, GIT, Gitlab
Postfix, Dovecot, Cyrus
OpenVPN, StrongSwan
APT, dpkg, pacman, makepkg
ditto.com — Dev/OPS
May, 2016 — July, 2016
2nd Dev/OPS engineer, startup with significant enterprise clients and scale.
Dev/OPS for an e-commerce/SaaS site with an end-user-facing product using our backend as visibly placed as Wal*Mart, on an AWS+docker+ansible-backed platform.
Beautiful Sunrise Solutions — Founder
December, 2013 — Present
Under this name, I have begun building a business centered around F/OSS consulting, seeking to offer comprehensive services as a true generalist.
So far, my clients have included tasks ranging from Dev/Ops for growing e-commerce site written in django, java for android for a telepresence robot, migrating a microfactory from windows to linux and more.
This includes a continuation and expansion of much of the VPS services began under Concordia, as directly concordia-related activities have slowed in the past number of years
Robots Everywhere — Minion
November, 2012 — February, 2014 w/ occasional consulting through present - see BSS above
I ve been engaged as a consultant with this small NASA contractor based out of San Rafael California, a staunch supporter of Open Hardware and Software specializing in automation itself and therefore the research, development, and just-in-time manufacturing of almost anything imaginable.
Electronic design, prototyping, and assembly (Analog/audio and digital), PCB layout
Micro-controller hardware design and software development (MSP430, Arduino, Propeller)
3D printer maintenance and operation, Android software in Java, Linux/Windows Desktop Software in C with GTK
Custom software integration including hardware support and implementation of reverse engi neered protocols
Concordia Collective — Co-Founder
October, 2009 — Present
A collection of improbable people working together to design a more interesting future for us all
Everyday infrastructure for getting the work of thinking very hard done
Tool development, co-working and -learning environments
VPS management first on ubuntu then arch with services ranging from DNS to e-mail to VPN (even StrongSwan for a very frustrating short time)
Everything home/entertainment-side too with synchronized streaming audio in arbitrary collections of rooms and a media center setup
Bluepulse — Production Engineer
July, 2008 — October, 2008
Sole administrator responsible for the entire production infrastructure of this social messaging provider.
Linux system administration on Ubuntu
General IT work, set up office wireless network, set up Ubuntu desktop machines, etc.
Tool development in Bash/sed/AWK/grep for general systems administration and infrastructure
Everex — F/OSS Advocate
November, 2007 — April, 2008
Lead in-house developer and all-around advocate for the PC manufacturer s debut in the Linux-based netbook market
Created Linux drivers in C to support wifi hardware from x86 disassembly alone
Custom integration and systems deployment for Linux-based netbook product, one of the first to sell in Wal*Mart
VMware — Software Engineer
July, 2007 — October, 2007
Member of the tools team supporting internal development and process for the virtualization giant
I am a transwoman and during the time I worked with VMware I had not yet changed my name, I was given the same name as my father when I was born, Thomas Kenneth Morrow, and I changed it in early 2008 or late 2007 (I honestly do not remember if it was before or after new years) to Quinn Morrighan Storm. There is also some code out there under my old name.
Build and install system development in C, Perl, Bash
Internal development infrastructure tools creation support and integration
Beryl / compiz-quinnstorm — BDFL
May, 2005 — April, 2007
Creator and leader of the team responsible for this Compiz fork that finally brought the wobbly windows out of the shadows and onto your desktop! (somewhat by accidentally-discovered-the-thread-was-nearly-a-thousand-pages-long circumstances over on the ubuntu forums)
Managed an international team of open source software developers via IRC, e-mail and XMPP
Created the modular Emerald window decorator and accompanying Emerald Theme Manager frontend
Created configuration architecture library libberylsettings and autogenerated frontend application//
Created and maintained Debian style APT repositories containing Ubuntu packages, with automated package generation scripts
Hosted and managed development infrastructure, including source control through CVS, SVN and GIT and custom tools
Read each new post on the Beryl forums and replied to over 90% of them personally to provide individual support
I do not recall if I ever updated any copyright headers from Thomas Kenneth Morrow to Quinn Morrighan Storm when I changed my name in 2007/8