At the beginning of 2009, I was hired by Tag1 Consulting as Jeremy Andrews' full time partner. A decidedly questionable decision on his part, but a great change for me! I used to work at the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University and I am currently the sysadmin for Working at the OSL and spoiled me, I'll be completely honest about that. I got used to working with interesting new technologies and consistently pushing the limits of my knowledge.

I have nothing against applying well known best practices and I certainly do a lot of that, but its not why I do the job. What I love is learning new and cool technology. The OSL and Drupal gave me the ability to do that and after graduation I was looking for a place to continue doing it. Tag1 is a perfect fit. On any average day we go from assisting smaller sites with their growth, mostly using tried and true solutions, to working with large enterprise-class installations which require customized and interesting solutions.

Success has lead to a problem for us...we need clones. Now, we have researched current cloning technology and its frankly a little disappointing. Not only is it closed source, but its certainly not ACID compliant. Therefore, we are looking to hire help.

As of right now, Tag1 is taking applications for interns. Working with us you will get to interact on a daily basis with Jeremy and myself and work with/learn technologies such as:

  • CDNs
  • Varnish
  • ESI
  • Pressflow
  • Drupal
  • Memcache
  • APC
  • PHP
  • Linux
  • MySQL
  • InnoDB
  • XtraDB
  • MariaDB
  • TokuDB
  • ScaleDB
  • InfoBryght
  • Maatkit
  • Replication/RowBased/StatementBased
  • DRBD
  • Heartbeat v1 and v2
  • SVN/git/bzr
  • Much More!

We are looking for applicants with LAMP performance tuning experience and PHP development experience. Drupal development experience and a presence in the Drupal community would both be nice, but honestly we are going to take this on a case by case basis. Everyone is different and its not that hard to tell when people know what they are talking about.

Send your resumes here:

We look forward to hearing from you!