I’ve had a few friends and colleagues act with surprise when I tell them I’d moved on from Critical Mass to WestJet.

“WestJet?!?!” they’d reply, usually throwing their heads back in surprise.

Yes, having a desire to learn more about the operations side of I.T., I decided to try and get my hands dirty with the operational side of the web-business. Part of my role with the IT Web Maintenance team includes:

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  • Managing front-end web-servers running Jboss, WebLogic, Cascade CMS, Windows 2003/2008 Servers, Apache and Tomcat,
  • Helping to patch all the Windows 2003/2008 (Virtual) servers across our application space,
  • Supporting our third party vendor in Montreal with booking, hotel, ticketing and call-centre issues,
  • Building and operationalizing new front-end servers for capital projects (Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic)
  • Deploying code and content across various environments for testing and production

In the New Year I hope to be able to take some courses to help bring me up-to-speed on some of the technologies in our environment such as F5 LTM/GTM, Linux Admin (RHCSA), and ITIL certification.

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