CV and Writing Samples and Speaking Samples, Oh MY!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Sixty]

Regarding yesterday, I woke up in less pain, but more nausea.

And since I didn’t actually throw up, nor did my temperature spike, and I was actually able to press on the painful spot without screaming, I still haven’t called the emergency line back.

If there’s anything going on tomorrow, yes, I’ll call the doctor.

But first the news:

It was relatively easy to pull together my cv this time – after all, it’s been less than a year, and it was particularly good for the soul to add all those awesome new skills. What took longer was pulling together writing and speaking samples.

Would you like to know more?

Rain is a systematic, creative, interdisciplinary community liaison with a Bachelor’s in dance and a Master’s in IT. An epic public speaker, they have disappeared within a box stuffed with swords, created life, and gone skydiving with the Queen. Yes, really. Rain is an active technical contributor with Tinkerbell, RDO, Fedora Project, OpenStack, TripleO, and DjangoGirls.

Specialties: Open source, collaboration, Developer Relations, community management, documentation, DevOps, containers, IaaS, cloud services, bare metal, public speaking, SEO, marketing, social media, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Fedora, OpenStack, PHP, Python, HTML, vim, and git.


Equinix Metal
Developer Advocate 06.2020 – Present

Red Hat
Technical Program Manager 04.2017 – 05.2020
Software Engineer 07.2015 – 04.2017
Technical Account Manager 01.2012 – 07.2015
Technical Support Engineer 03.2009 – 08.2011

Oss Design
Web Developer / Graphic Designer 03.2003 – 03.2009

Click Optimize
Director of Web Development 11.2008 – 02.2009

Unlimited Web Solutions
Senior Web Developer 02.2008 – 11.2008

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Web Developer 08.2006 – 08.2007


American InterContinental University
MIT Information Technology 2002

University of Southern Mississippi
BFA Dance 1998

Writing Samples
NonBinary Resources Awesome List
RDO Project Newsletter May 2020
RDO Project Victoria Milestone 3 Test Days
RDO Project Train Release Announcement

Speaking Engagements

EMEA Co-Host: Create a Mobile Core Telecom for Breakfast
Contributing Today: Mental health in Open Source
Nightmares On Cloud Street: Your Worst Moments in the Cloud Leveraging Procedural Knowledge: From Riding a Bike to Bare Metal Automation
Live Stream: Open Source: OpenStack on Equinix Metal
She Story Community Day: TheirStory: Rain Leander
Rain Leander, RDO Community Liason – Project Teams Gathering – Denver, Colorado