My name is Brett Lykins, and my pronouns are He/Him.
I live in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
I am Director of Managed Services at Network to Code where I guide our efforts to provide support, hosting, and other managed services for Network Automation.
Quick facts about me
One of these is a lie, and you should try to guess which one.
🤓I am a new nerd who loves knowing how things work and how they're put together
🎸I am passionate about technology and music, but after an unsuccessful year at music school I realized I should probably keep technology as a career and music as a hobby 💼I spent 15 years working in Networking and Security before I began to use Python and Go to make my life easier
🎙I write and speak about the intersection of these things to help organizations solve IT infrastructure problems
These are projects that I am (somewhat) actively working on.
- cisshgo: A small, fast, concurrent SSH server to emulate network equipment (for example, Cisco IOS) for testing purposes.
- Leanpub Multi Action: A Github Action built for interacting with the API of Leanpub in your authoring workflows.
These are projects I was actively working on in the past, but I've not touched much in recent months (or years
- NAAS: Netmiko as A Service is an API driven wrapper for the popular Netmiko Python library for interacting with network devices.
- Stockpiler: A Nornir based tool for backing up network device configurations.
The lie was the first one, if you guessed right here is a cookie:
I am not a new nerd, but a lifelong nerd.
And here are the receipts.
My first computer:
Teaching my son that This is the Way: