Downloadable CV

RainLeander [at] gmail [dot] com





I am a process oriented, superbly creative, interdisciplinary community liaison with a Bachelor’s in dance and a Master’s in information technology. An epic public speaker, I have disappeared within a box stuffed with swords, created life, and gone skydiving with the Queen.

Yes, really.

I am an active technical contributor with CockroachDB, Tinkerbell, RDO, Fedora Project, OpenStack, TripleO, and DjangoGirls as well as a maintainer of several smaller open source projects like Equinix Metal's Uniform Standards and Non Binary Resources Awesome List.

All the best,

Open source, collaboration, developer relations, community management, documentation, DevOps, containers, IaaS, cloud services, bare metal, public speaking, SEO, marketing, social media, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Fedora, OpenStack, Ansible, Python, HTML, vim, and git.

Cockroach Labs
AppDev Technical Evangelist 05.2021 - Present

Equinix Metal
Developer Advocate 06.2020 - 04.2021

Red Hat
Technical Program Manager 04.2017 - 05.2020
Software Engineer 07.2015 - 04.2017
Technical Account Manager 01.2012 - 07.2015
Technical Support Engineer 03.2009 - 08.2011

Oss Design
Web Developer / Graphic Designer 03.2003 - 03.2009

Click Optimize
Director of Web Development 11.2008 - 02.2009

Unlimited Web Solutions
Senior Web Developer 02.2008 - 11.2008

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Web Developer 08.2006 - 08.2007

American InterContinental University
MIT Information Technology 2002

University of Southern Mississippi
BFA Dance 1998

NonBinary Resources Awesome List
RDO Project Newsletter May 2020
RDO Project Victoria Milestone 3 Test Days
RDO Project Train Release Announcement

PRXMTY EMEA Co-Host 2021: Create a Mobile Core Telecom for Breakfast
Contributing Today 2021: Mental health in Open Source
Live Stream 2021: Open Source: OpenStack on Equinix Metal
She Story Community Day 2021: TheirStory: Rain Leander
Nightmares On Cloud Street 2020: Your Worst Moments in the Cloud
StackConf.eu 2020: Leveraging Procedural Knowledge: From Riding a Bike to Bare Metal Automation
DevRelCon Earth 2020: The Four Pillars of Support in Developer Relations
Project Teams Gathering Colorado 2018: RDO Community Liaison Interview