About the Author – Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Eighth Edition, 8th Edition

About the Author

Wale Soyinka is a system administrator, a DevOps/SecOps aficionado, an open source evangelist, and hacker.

He is also the author of several Linux, network, and Windows administration books, including Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Wireless Network Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, and Advanced Linux Administration.

When he is not marveling at his own culinary creations, Wale participates in discussions, projects, and ventures, usually focused on promoting and showcasing open source technologies and culture.

About the Contributor

Buki Adeniji is an AWS cloud infrastructure consultant and seasoned telephony and telecomms professional who is extremely passionate about cloud computing, Linux, VoIP, and Asterisk, and has many global deployments under his belt. Buki has experience building and managing high-availability carrier-grade VoIP platforms and production infrastructure. He has led global teams that managed mission-critical cloud-based services, achieving 99.99 percent (“four nines”) service availability. Being a lifetime learner with advanced degrees in Telecomms, Business, and Project Management, as well as a number of AWS certifications, Buki’s goal is to continue to excel at the boundaries of technology and innovation by using principles of ethnography and design thinking to develop technical solutions that address current and next-generation business needs. Above all, he is passionate about converting complex concepts and procedures into simple, concise, and executable steps. Buki currently resides in the Bay Area, where he is a passionate family man, as well as an active maker who participates in building and racing DIY self-driving model cars.

About the Technical Editor

David Lane is a DevOps/SRE manager with 30 years of experience in open source solutions development and implementation for the government, corporations, and associations. He discovered Linux via the initial Slackware distribution in the late 1990s and has never looked back. Today, David helps companies transition to DevOps methodologies from traditional software development practices with open source tooling. When he is not helping companies, he is an amateur radio operator and emergency coordinator for ARES, where he espouses open source solutions for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and other methods of communication during a communications emergency.