OLFI Instructors

Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron is a global cloud strategy evangelist at Red Hat. He has been in the information technology industry since 1993, and has held certifications as a Novell Certified NetWare Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer/Trainer. Thomas is currently a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), a Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), a Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA), and and a Red Hat Certified Examiner (RHCX). Thomas sits on the systems management subject matter expert team at Red Hat.

Johnny Chuah

Johnny has been with MicroSolved, Inc since 2015 as a security engineer. Prior to that, he taught databases, servers and security at Hocking College for 14 years; is a teaching adjunct at Franklin University and has been instructing Windows Administration since 2009. Johnny is deeply motivated to sharing and helping others be more security aware with our networked devices.

Josh Preston

Josh is a Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Architect with Red Hat helping customers in the Ohio Valley solve complex business problems using open source technologies and methodologies. He has 15+ years experience engineering, architecting and supporting large, complex web based companies in many verticals including retail, finance, entertainment, telecommunications, government and utilities. As a member of the Identity Management subject matter experts group at Red Hat, he has a passion for securing applications and infrastructure: starting with build and delivery pipelines.

Roberto Sanchez

Among other things, Roberto is a proven leader, software engineer, software/technology consultant, Debian Developer, and veteran US Air Force officer with an established history of successful project executions and early project completions. His expertise encompasses a multitude of functional areas, including: algorithms, software architecture, release engineering, development processes, systems, and security. Living a paranoid existence believing that everyone in the world intends to hack into any system he inhabits has enabled him to learn and put into practice a great deal about properly securing those systems.

Scott Seighman

Scott Seighman is a Solutions Architect at Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions. Based in Cleveland, Scott roams the Ohio Valley creating possibilities, solving problems, and establishing working relationships with Red Hat’s customers and partners.

Aleksey Tsalolikhin

Aleksey Tsalolikhin has been a sysadmin for over 15 years and is now operating as a consultant and trainer through his company www.VerticalSysadmin.com. He is passionate about training system administrators who will ensure a stable IT fabric of civilization. Aleksey is the founder of the System Administrator Body of Knowledge web site and was awarded Mentor of Year in 2011 by the League of Professional System Administrators. He is delighted to return to Ohio Linux Fest Institute to teach Time Management for System Administrators — this course saves lives!

Mike Weilgart

Mike Weilgart has loved maths and computers all his life. Graduating high school at the age of 13, he thereafter worked in a variety of positions including software QA, calculus teacher, and graphic design, before resolving to put his love of computers to professional use as a Linux sysadmin and trainer. Mike currently consults at a Fortune 50 company as an automation specialist, and enjoys nothing more than training people to full mastery of their tools.