Richard grew up in the South East of England, and moved to Wales in late 2017. He cut his teeth as a junior sysadmin, progressing through the ranks to senior sysadmin, before moving into the DevOps field. As a DevOps Engineer, he spent most of his time working with Amazon’s AWS, automating infrastructure build out and code deployment, and putting in place security and networking configurations. In his spare time, Richard likes to climb, hike, roast/brew/drink coffee, walk his dogs and, last but not least, ferment! He enjoys making water kefir, milk kefir, kombucha, and sourdough bread.