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Meet Ron Farrer: Command Prompt's Lifelong Tinkerer

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Ron Farrer, one of Command Prompt's System Administrators and JR DBA. 

Where are you based?

I’m from Bellingham, Washington. I currently reside 20 minutes north, but in a few weeks I’ll be moving back to Bellingham.

How long have you been with Command Prompt?

I’ve been with Command Prompt for five years. JD posted in the Bellingham Linux Users Group and I didn’t know it at the time, but JD was also located in Bellingham. All I knew was that Command Prompt did open source work and a lot of stuff with Linux ...

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Meet Debra Cerda: Command Prompt's Ranged Attack Expert

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Debra Cerda, Director of Business Development.

 

Where are you based?

I’m based in Austin, Texas, and I’ve been here since 1993. I’m a native Texan, born and raised in Houston, but I visited Austin in ‘93 and fell in love with it. “Keep Austin Weird” is a throwback to the ‘60s and ‘70’s of Austin, the very hippie culture - I’ll definitely say that’s something that appealed to me when I first visited. It’s very laid back and eclectic.

How long have you been with Command Prompt?

I joined Command Prompt in May of 2017 ...

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Meet Andrew Smith: Command Prompt's Australian Altruist

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. Last month we talked with Andrew Smith, one of Command Prompt's senior Developers. 

Where are you based?

I’m based in Cebu, Philippines. There are probably more people telecommuting from Cebu than anywhere else in the world, and Cebu felt like the most natural place to live because I telecommute anyway. 

I’m originally from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I moved to Tasmania in my late 20’s, and a few years ago I decided to challenge myself with the most difficult and scary thing that I could possibly imagine doing, and that was moving to a different country entirely ...

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Meet Eric Worden: Command Prompt's Mushroom Maven

Welcome to our new blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Eric Worden, one of Command Prompt's senior DBAs. 

Where are you based?

Bellingham, WA. It’s a pretty cool coincidence that this is where JD and Amanda live as well.

How long have you been with Command Prompt?

I’ve been with Command Prompt for five years and a few months, so I’m going on six years.

What’s your background and expertise?

Well I studied zoology and biochemistry in college, and my first job was teaching middle school science. Later, in my first IT job, I got started in databases. I designed an Access ...

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How to Achieve Success When Working From Home

In today’s world it is important to know that you have a team to back you up. From all of us at Command Prompt, we are here to help. It is our goal to help our clients, partners, and community succeed.

As a pioneer in building a successful employment from home culture we have moved through the trial and test phases of what does and doesn’t work when working without a central office. In an effort to help you transition with ease, we have put together a list of important things to take into consideration. 

  How to achieve success when working from home: 

Set a routine and stick to it. 

  • Your work schedule shouldn’t change much ...

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Meet Eugene Dubinin: Command Prompt's Postgres Sailor

Welcome to our new blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Eugene Dubinin, one of Command Prompt's senior Developers. 

Longform Questions:

How long have you been with Command Prompt?

I’ve been working with Command Prompt since May 2016, so almost four years now

What’s your background and expertise?

Computer science started as a hobby around 8th grade. My first job in technology was when I was in school: I started out as a part time systems administrator for the university. 

I did a lot of IT-related work after college, and I have a background as a systems administrator for a regional ISP ...

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Meet Ivan Lezhnjov: Command Prompt's Open Source Detective

Welcome to our new blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. First up is Ivan Lezhnjov, Lead Systems Administrator.

Longform Questions

How long have you been with Command Prompt?

Since the fall of 2012, so around 7+ years.

What’s your background and expertise?

I’m a Lead Systems Administrator / DevOps Administrator. I'm self-taught and have been fascinated with Linux and the free software movement since the early days. When I was in highschool, and throughout university, I was really fascinated with Linux as a hobbyist. Somehow that transformed into a career. 

What’s your favorite project of all time?

It’s so difficult, because there’s so many great open source projects and ...

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Keys to Moving Forward In Your Life and Career - Making the Leap to Uncomfortable


Finding the right path when trying to move forward with your career can be challenging. From the difficult subject of compensation increases, to knowing when you are ready to move up in a role, to refining the skill set you have; there are many stepping stones that have to be put in place in order to successfully move forward in your career. In this article series I provide tips as Senior Management for what I look for and what has been expected of me over the years to help you reach your professional and personal goals. 

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Making the Leap to Uncomfortable

In the last article I discussed the importance of getting out of your own way and becoming uncomfortable ...

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Keys to Moving Forward In Your Life and Career - Get Out of Your Own Way

Finding the right path when trying to move forward with your career can be challenging. From the difficult subject of compensation increases, to knowing when you are ready to move up in a role, to refining the skill set you have, to truly understanding what your boss expects of you; there are many stepping stones that have to be put in place and in the right sequence in order to successfully move forward in your career. In this article series I provide tips as Senior Management for what I look for and what has been expected of me over the years to help you reach your professional and personal goals. 

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Get out of your own way

There are many ...

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