About Me

Hi, I am John Roach. I am a devops architect at Asurint.

I love working on a wide range of topics but my favorites are software/system architecture, release engineering, and DevOps.

You can find some of the code I have written over the times in this blog. The others you will find on my GitHub page.

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Interests

Terraform, Ansible, Groovy, Java, Python, Node.js, Go, DevOps ... and more.

Open Source Contributions

  • Ansible
  • SauceLabs Gradle Plugin

Talks

  • Ansible + Inspec Integration April 16, 2018 Neo Ansible Meetup
  • Integration Contract Testing and its potentials for API development and maintenance 2017 PyOhio, Columbus, OH, US
  • Ansible Gotchas October 17, 2016 Neo Ansible Meetup
  • Air Table: Designing a Laboratory Set for CAL Computer Assisted Learning 2012 July World Conference on Physics Education, Istanbul, Turkey

Certifications

Oracle Commerce: Managing Your Site Using the Bus Tools Rel 11 Ed 1 PRV
Oracle License 7621439 June 2015
Configuring and Deploying an Oracle ATG Web Commerce Site Rel 10.2 Ed 1 LVC
Oracle License 7783839 November 2015
Oracle Commerce: Adm Your Content Env Rel 11.1 Ed 1 LVC
Oracle License 7783850 November 2015
Oracle Commerce: Platform Fund for Developers Rel 11.1 Ed 1 PRV
Oracle License 7763822 December 2015
Oracle Commerce: Customizing the Commerce Platform Rel 11.1 Ed PRV
Oracle License 7909245 April 2016

Papers

IP based home automation system

IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics 56 (4), 2201-2207

@article{alkar2010ip,
  title={IP based home automation system},
  author={Alkar, Ali Ziya and Roach, John and Baysal, Dilek},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics},
  volume={56},
  number={4},
  pages={2201--2207},
  year={2010},
  publisher={IEEE}
}

A Load Balancing Protocol for IP Based Pervasive Networks

SmartCR 2 (5), 339-348

@article{alkar2012load,
  title={A Load Balancing Protocol for IP Based Pervasive Networks},
  author={Alkar, Ali Ziya and Roach, John},
  journal={SmartCR},
  volume={2},
  number={5},
  pages={339--348},
  year={2012}
}

Education

Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hacettepe University