Derek J. Balling
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Derek J. Balling started as a Linux system administrator in 1996. He has helped build and maintain server infrastructure for companies like Yahoo and Answers.com, and institutions like Vassar College. He has also written articles for The Perl Journal and a number of online magazines, and served on the Program Committee for the 2008 LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference.
He is currently employed as a Technical Program Manager within Site Reliability Engineering at Google.