Noah Gift

Noah Gift

Chief Technical Officer

  • @noahgift
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San Francisco, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Technical Leadership
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Erlang
  • C#
  • F#
  • JQuery
  • Objective C
  • *NIX
  • Web Applications and Services
  • Film and Television Production and Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • SNMP
  • Virtualization
  • Asset Management Systems
  • High Availability Queuing Systems
  • Google App Engine
  • Physical Fitness and Nutrition
  • Data Science
  • writing
Adaptable CTO with over 20 years experience in leadership and engineering, including P&L responsibility. I am also a data driven scientist that is comfortable using mathematical modeling to solve complex problems. I started my professional career at 18 years old by working at ABC Network News as a television editor and engineer for the national news. Since then I have worked as an author, software engineer, network engineer, video engineer, founded two companies, and led engineering at several companies. Received B.S. in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly S.L.O, M.S. in Computer Information Systems from C.S.U.L.A, and an MBA from UC Davis. Both of Master's degree have occurred while I have been employed full-time which has allowed me to figure out how to prioritize resource allocation under severe constraints.

Python for Unix and Linux System Administration Python for Unix and Linux System Administration
by Noah Gift, Jeremy Jones
August 2008

"Perfect for Unix and Linux programmers and collections catering to them."
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"...a very helpful digest of many answers to common problems often encountered by sysadmins. The great benefit of all of their solutions is that they harness the power of Python to perform critical, complex tasks very easily and consistently. Like Thanos Vassilakis, a programmer for NYSE, if you know a sysadmin who spends too much time at work, chances are they could use Python and this book to reclaim their personal life. "
--Al Lukaszewski,

"This fabulous book will help you to read text files and extract information, run tasks using threading and forking options, get clickable GUI utilities, monitor large clusters of machines by interacting with SNMP programmatically, master the IPython shell...and much more."
--Nadia Russ, Wonderpedia

"If you are a Python advocate who is also responsible on occasion with managing your home or company computers, the book provides enough ideas and enthusiasm to jumpstart that currently manual system administrator task that begs to be automated."
--Mike Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk

"If you are an administrator, project organizeer or data monkey (a term for system admins who push files in a digital video shop) you should check out this book. "
--Lee McKusick, Peninsula Linux Users' Group