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John Hanley
Seattle, United States


Google Cloud Platform

My Biography

I am a software engineer and cloud architect with over three decades of experience. Almost all the products that I helped develop became industry successes. Unix, SCSI, Disk Arrays, Paragon, Norton Ghost, and Storage Manager. Except for Unix, I was the lead software architect and a major software contributor. Today I design cloud systems with a heavy focus on security and networking and write enterprise class backend software. Authentication and Identity Systems are another favorite. I am a three-time MVP – currently MVP Cloud Networking and Cloud Security. I support AWS, Alibaba, Azure, and Google clouds. I am learning IBM cloud. I have over a dozen cloud certifications across multiple vendors and over 12 years of experience with AWS, about 10 with Azure and about 8 with Google. Google Kubernetes is my personal deep dive technology where I am attempting to master everything. Google Cloud Dataflow and Apache Beam are also favorites. It took me a while to see the “light” for Apache Beam. Now, I think this platform is amazing. Programming languages: C/C++, Python, PHP, Java/Scala, JavaScript/Node.js and C#/.NET. My least favorite language is Java, but I really enjoy Scala. My “thinking” language is C. I worked on and ported the Unix C compiler / assembler / linker to many platforms. My favorite language is Python, as I can prototype so rapidly in this language. C#, JavaScript and PHP are up there too. These languages are easy to work with and there are great tools and libraries for them. I take part in StackOverflow almost everyday: https://stackoverflow.com/tags/google-cloud-platform/topusers I am a big fan of Qwiklabs: https://www.qwiklabs.com/public_profiles/d4b344a7-3ed6-44a4-abe1-5918d9a02434 For hobbies, I ride horses with my dogs when our weather permits. I am a private pilot. I play golf late spring thru early fall. I no longer ski but I do spend time at the lodge enjoying dinner and the view. Playing billiards is another favorite.