Jan Schaumann

Jan Schaumann
Staff Information Security Engineer, Twitter

Website | @jschauma

Jan Schaumann currently works as Staff Information Security Engineer at Twitter. He has also worked in both small and large environments, including Etsy and Yahoo!. He is also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he teaches classes in System Administration and UNIX Programming.

With this unique background in both a small scale academic as well as a massive industry-leader corporate enterprise environment, Jan has over 10 years of extensive real-world experience in the practice and teaching of System Administration. He has given presentations on various topics at both national and international venues.

At the moment, Jan is working on a course book on System Administration, to be published by Wiley & Sons. He lives with his wife and two daughters in New York City, where you may find him riding a large skateboard. You may feel free to buy him a beer anytime.

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Jan Schaumann (Twitter)
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Simplicity pays in scalability. Simplicity pays in security. Instead of building "optimized" systems based on more complex solutions, focus on simplifying interfaces, code and, yes, technologies used. Instead of rearchitecting your entire infrastructure, re-learn some basic unix philosophy and appreciate the simple things in life. Screw the new hotness, here comes sanity. Read more.

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