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Francis Begyn

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ICT engineer with an interest in designing reliable and robust systems that connect things. Tends to keep digging until the root cause of an issue is found and solved. Passion for technology that makes the internet work.

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Experience:

  • professional:
    • Backend developer (2021 - current)
      Vectera

      Backend development in Django. Improve observability and automatization. Develop tooling for colleagues. DevOps enthusiast.

    • DevOps engineer (2019 - 2020)
      Robovision

      Design CI/CD systems and offer internal support for an ML platform running on Kubernetes. Maintain GPU Kubernetes clusters and critical infrastructure.

  • student:
    • System engineer (2019)
      Axians

      Internship for designing and implementing intrusion detection systems based on aggregated logging. Tested and deployed EFK and ELK stacks in a high traffic environment.

    • Assistant theatre technician (2013 - 2017)
      GC De Kluize

      Assist with load-in and load-out of theatre shows and performances. Sound and lighting board operation with an emphasis on lighting design.

  • volunteering:
    • Team Lead site & safety (2018 - 2019)
      Student Kick-Off

      In charge of the team that is responsible for the build-up and break down of the festival terrain. We also provide operational security during the festival and coordinate with city and emergency services to ensure the visitors have a pleasant and safe experience.

      • electricity coordinator - 2017
      • crew lead site & safety - 2016
    • crew member - network (2016 - current)
      Frag-o-matic

      Set up and maintain the network of one of Belgium's largest LAN parties. Configuration of switches and routers. Development of software to improve the observability and management of network components.

Skills:

  • Programming:
    Go, Python, C and other languages
  • Frameworks:
    Kubernetes, Django, Google cloud
  • OS:
    Debian, Ubuntu, Nixos, Arch Linux
  • Software:
    Linux networking, Git, Docker, Prometheus, Grafana, Ansible, Nginx
  • Languages:
    • Dutch - native
    • English - professional
    • French - intermediate (oral)/novice (written)
    • German - novice

Education:

  • Engineering technology: electronics/ICT at Ghent University
    • Msc 2018-2020
      master dissertation: interference detection in sub-GHz networks with machine learning. Development of a set of tools for the collection and processing of QI samples from an SDR. Research into ML model for the identification of sub-GHz technology.
    • Bsc 2013-2019
      bachelor paper: online with LoRaWAN: development of CO2 sensor with LoRaWAN technology. Development of a Go application to collect and expose sensor data.

Free time:

  • Developing open source software
  • Discovering the world and new technologies
  • Connecting people with sensors and software
  • Creating software and experiences
  • Playing games and music
  • Getting lost in books

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