Credits and References

Credits Dec 21, 2019

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Brandon B. Jozsa

About the Author

My name is Brandon Jozsa, and I am located in Charlotte, NC. I've worked in the Telecommunications industry for over 20 years, and have had the great fortune to be employed at some giants that include AT&T (both CSO and AIC), Time Warner Cable (and later Charter Communications), Tigera (the makers of Calico, of course), and both my previous and current company, Red Hat.

During my career, I've taken on a number of architecture roles which including network, security, platform and application. I suppose you could say that as network and security have been disaggregated from from hardware, my focus has changed along with the movement. Now I am a Solutions Architect with Red Hat with a specialization of OpenShift for Telecommunications.

While at AT&T, I started an OpenStack Project called OpenStack-Helm (initial commit), which was the catalyst for the Airship project. Airship's value for AT&T cannot be overstated. I also created US Patent US10445086B2 while working within the Astra security team. Side-note: My old boss, Dan Solero, is even in the introduction to Astra video (linked above). I added him to my Patent because of his amazing support and countless brainstorming discussions. Patent US10445086B2 was intended to be a toolbox or sorts, which could be used to deploy and monitor the security of applications through the development, staging, and production lifecycles. The code used to set up the platform and any associated APIs were all intended to be open sourced at some point, and I hope that AT&T releases the project eventually (I was told it would be). In general, it was such an amazing point in my career, and it was bitter-sweet leaving such great people.




My Wonderful Wife:

The first person to whom I owe everything, is my wife. Some would thank God, some would thank their mother, but I choose to thank the person who's allowed me to explore tech for hours without limit. Writing about tech, searching for new solutions, learning...all of these things take time. In life, we're only allotted 24 hours in a day, and much of my day [after work hours] is dedicated towards learning. Thank you for being the most patient and loving person I know. I love you with all of my heart, Rachel M. Jozsa!

My Editor:

Well, this is convenient! My wife is also my editor. She's an incredibly talented editor and technical writer. I often write more than she has time to review. So for any critics out there, any errors are errors on my part, not hers.

Rachel M. Jozsa (Collins) is highly respected by her leadership and peers at Wells Fargo located in Charlotte, NC, and with good reason.

She graduated from the esteemed University of Georgia, was a member of the Redcoats Marching Band, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the Franklin School of Arts and Sciences. While there, she was also an Administrative Assistant at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

After she finished her undergrad (in 3 years), she continued on to the College of Charleston where she obtained her Masters Degree in English. While at the school, she worked for the Office of the President under the leadership of P. George Benson. She was also the President of the Graduate School Association during her final academic year, and she was the only one of her peers to graduate as a published author, having completed her thesis "An Analysis of Father/Daughter Relationships in Contemporary Chicana Fiction." During her academic career, she also worked as an Adjunct Professor of English at Trident Technical College.

I think Rachel is absolutely brilliant, but call me biased. Just writing about her puts perspective on my personal accomplishments (I'm just a Network Security guy). If you would like to contact her about opportunities or would like to know more about her, please visit her LinkedIn Profile.