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Hello, my name is Roger.

Roger Chen is a computer programmer currently working at Google as a Site Reliability Engineer. He loves building website infrastructure and programming for the web.

You may have recognized him from somewhere:

Aside from programming, Roger also likes taking pictures, playing the guitar, climbing trees, reading fiction, teaching, and writing.

RogerHub is Roger’s website, created on August 26th 2009. Among the things that are on this website are several personal and professional blogs. Below are some of the personal blog posts I enjoyed writing the most.

Roger works primarily in Python, Puppet, PHP, Java, JavaScript, and C, but he will also work in C++, Ruby, Bash, Spanish, Lisp, Golang, Julia, or whatever language gets the job done. He has worked with web application infrastructure, email infrastructure, database administration, server provisioning tools, networking, and web security. Roger also has a background in machine learning, computer graphics, front-end web development, and high-performance computing.

Roger’s workflow and production stack is as follows:

  • Atom, the text editor. (currently a recovering VIM-aholic)
  • git, Dropbox, Spotify, zsh, bc, Ag, IPython, 1Password, Todoist
  • Duplicity for fast, encrypted, incremental backups
  • WordPress, on NGINX + HHVM
  • Puppet on my servers, and macbok for my laptop
  • Vagrant with VMware Fusion Pro for development
  • Pingdom and StatusCake for monitoring
  • Google Apps
  • Mac OS X
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Linode, DigitalOcean, Amazon S3, and Mailgun for infrastructure support

Roger’s other things online

You can reach Roger by email Roger Chen at rogerabisdj@ronullge
GPG Key ID: 0x3D5F FFD1 9097 65CA (Actual key on pgp.mit.edu)

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