My name is Scott Johnson. I was born in California, grew up in Tennessee, lived in Louisville KY, Seattle WA, and now back home in Nashville TN. I don’t plan on leaving Nashville again, mostly because I met my wife here and we built a house here.
I am a DevOps Engineer for Deloitte. It is a technical role that requires knowledge of front-end and back-end systems, load balancers, and server infrastructure. Every day I am working with IIS and SQL. I submit a lot of change management requests. I spend most of my day troubleshooting issues and performing code deployments. Previously I worked in an Application Engineering role for Take Care Health, which was owned by Walgreens at the time. It was a technical analyst role responsible for application platform delivery, upgrades, deployments. I’ve been doing Application Administration and Systems Analyst work since 2008.
My first computer was a Tandy 1000 and I played a lot of Blockout and Battlezone. My first video game system was an Intellivision, which I still say it had a better port of Bump n’ Jump and Burgertime than the NES. My first car was a maroon 1986 GMC Safari minivan. It was a party wagon. But I really miss the black 1997 Nissan pickup I drove in college.
I like crime novels, chicken and waffles, clicky keyboards, and Kentucky bourbon. I despise cheap plastic playing cards, whole wheat pasta, hoppy tasting IPAs, uninformative error messages, and reheated french fries. I deeply love puzzle games, good ice cream, time travel movies, cooking tv shows, and playing strategy board games that take hours to finish. I love to share a meal with family and friends, especially if I’m cooking.
Read the speech that convinced me to move from Seattle to Nashville in 2005.
Read the lecture on career advice that I’m glad I read early on in my career.
Read the piece that reassured me I didn’t need to have my life figured out at 27.
Read the blog post that simplified how I approach the work day.
Read the advice I love on creating expertise.
Read the essay that reminds me that career answers don’t solve life’s problems.
Read the piece that reminds me what is truly valuable in a work environment.