Professional Biography / tl;dr

I’m terrible at having to write bios for talks that I want to present, so I’m putting it here just to keep everything together. If you need a bio for me, please take this one.

Mason Egger is a Site Reliability Engineer at HomeAway, where he works on the internal PaaS that hosts all of HomeAway’s websites, data streaming, and tooling. He is an avid programmer, musician, educator, and writer/blogger at masonegger.com. In his spare time he enjoys camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.

Longer, More Robust Biography

I am currently a Senior Site Reliability Engineer for the Cloud Platform Team at HomeAway (a member of Expedia Group) in Austin, Texas. My team and I build and maintain a Platform as a Service for all HomeAway developers. We are currently running tens of thousands of containers running on hundreds of nodes in datacenters in multiple datacenters around the world.

I have worked as both a software/systems engineer and systems administrator. I am passionate about Python, Education, Security, Privacy, all things Open Source (technologies, communities, oddly licenses…) just to name a few. I currently volunteer teaching AP Computer Science A at a local high school in Austin 3 times a week. I am the founder of UnlockedEdu, an Open Source project dedicated to creating open educational resources, such as curriculums, worksheet generators, etc.

I’m a graduate of Texas State University, receiving dual degrees in Computer Science (BS) and Music (BA). I’m currently a graduate student at Georgia Tech, in the Online Masters of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) program.

(will fill in more later when I feel like talking about myself)