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Matt Pallissard

digital ditch digger

contact at pallissard dot net

I’m a highly driven, generally easy-going devops and software engineer. I have an eye for detail and over a decade of hands on, in depth experience designing, implementing, and maintaining:

  • HPC solutions
  • distributed cloud and bare-metal applications
  • large CI/CD pipelines
  • application and container platforms
  • bare metal and cloud deployments
  • green and brown field infrastructure
  • solutions in numerous languages and programming paradigms
  • networking and security
  • devops/development/business best practices
  • regulatory compliance
  • in-house training curriculum and material

I’ve worked for many different types of organizations, in many industries, with a track-record for success. I enjoy solving problems and empowering people. While I specialize in technical solutions, I am acutely aware that not all problems are technical. I help optimize business/people processes as well; from streamlining processes, to tearing down silos, to redefining demarcation points.


Enforce terraform managed AWS tags
Using OPA policies to vet terraform configuration

The cost of partial automation
It needs to be done to completion

Code Golf: Dedup an array of unsigned integers
A slight shift from the norm

Is it really automated?
Manual steps in an automated process is a manual process

Cloud Network Design: Vendor Agnostic Network Config
Deploy the same network in AWS and GCP

Aws cli v2 installation garbage
The aws-cli v2 installation is half baked at best

Cloud Network Design: VPC peering
Simple, Automated, VPC Peering Design

Limiting application resources
Limiting applications with systemd and cgroups

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