hi! i’m whitney. 28 year old systems engineer, web, and android developer based in charleston, south carolina. Download Resume

About

i suck at intros.

i wear many hats and i crave a challenge.

my geeky interests lie mostly in linux, amazon web services, information security, web development, and android development.

when i'm not in the office, i'm a mom, wife, and freelance web developer.

Whitney Champion

Skills

    Operating Systems

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Ubuntu
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows

    Cloud Services

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • OpenStack

    Programming

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java
  • PHP
  • Bash
  • Python

    Database Administration

  • MySQL
  • MongoDB

    Server Administration Tools

  • Splunk
  • Foglight
  • Spacewalk
  • Puppet
  • Ansible

    Design

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

    Virtualization

  • VMware
  • VirtualBox
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)

Experience

SPARC, LLC

August 2011 - Present

Position: Senior Linux Engineer, Android Developer

  • Build and maintain dev, demo, and production environments for SPARC commercial services products within the Amazon Web Services platform
    • Custom server builds
    • Troubleshooting
    • Code deployments
    • Monitoring/alerting
    • Backup automation
    • Documentation
  • Work alongside developers to determine server requirements to build infrastructure to meet project needs.
  • Linux systems engineer on production operations team supporting the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS), ~200 servers spanning 4 environments.
    • Custom server builds, primarily RHEL 5/6
    • Patching/software updates
    • Troubleshooting
    • Code deployments
    • Monitoring/alerting
    • Disaster recovery procedures
    • Documentation

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic

May 2010 - August 2011

Position: Security Engineer

  • Performed in depth network forensic analysis.
  • Specialized in Linux and Unix CT&E (Certification Testing & Evaluation) processes and engineering using NIST 800-53 controls and RDAC (Risk Decision Authority Criteria) for CDS (Cross Domain Solutions) within the DoD (Department of Defense).
  • Led security engineering effort for a DoD CDS in 2010.
  • Co-led CT&E regression testing effort for a DoD CDS in 2010.

Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc

June 2009 - May 2010

Position: Information Security Analyst

  • Specialized in Linux and Unix CT&E processes using NIST 800-53 controls and RDAC for CDS within the Department of Defense.
  • Led PT&E review effort for a DoD CDS in 2009.
  • Used tools such as DISA Gold Disk, DISA SRR, Paros, and manual testing tools to test client systems for C&A (certification and accreditation).

ASU Technical Support Services

August 2004 - August 2008

Position: Computer Repair Technician

  • Computer hardware/software repair and one-on-one technical customer support for students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian State University.

Certifications

  • Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) - September 2014
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) - April 2011
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) - April 2011
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - April 2010
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - September 2010
  • CompTIA Linux+ - May 2010
  • CompTIA Security+ - May 2009
  • ITILV3 Foundations Certified - November 2008

Training

  • RHS318 - Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - September 2014
  • RHS333 - Red Hat Enterprise Security and Network Services - June 2012
  • RH300 - RHCE Rapid Track Course - April 2011

Work


Web

  • The Lab

    Did not do design--only development. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

    Sean Divine

    The Lab

  • Sean Divine

    Designed all but the logo. First mockup of 2013. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    Sean Divine

    Sean Divine

  • Sean Divine

    Designed all but the logo. Second mockup of 2013. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    Sean Divine

    Sean Divine

  • VG Life Sciences

    Did not do design--only development. HTML, CSS, and PHP.

    VG Life Sciences

    VG Life Sciences

  • CINI

    Fully responsive. Did not do design--only development. HTML, CSS, and PHP.

    CINI

    CINI

  • Lyrics N Motion

    Designed all but the logo. First mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    Lyrics N Motion

    Lyrics N Motion

  • Lyrics N Motion

    Designed all but the logo. Second mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    Lyrics N Motion

    Lyrics N Motion

  • SPARCET

    Designed all but the ribbon. Second concept mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    SPARCET

    SPARCET

  • SPARCET

    Designed all but the ribbon. First concept mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    SPARCET

    SPARCET

  • Jurd Beats

    Designed full SoundClick layout. First concept mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    Jurd Beats

    Jurd Beats

  • High School Nation

    Designed everything except for the logo. Based on Wordpress using the Starkers blank theme. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    High School Nation

    High School Nation

  • champ n' shortstack hitched

    The website I made for our wedding in January 2012. Designed 100% of it. Based on Wordpress using the Shaken Grid Free theme. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    champ n' shortstack

    champ n' shortstack

  • PhilipBould.com

    Designed 100% of it. Background photo was taken by artist and altered by me in Photoshop. Based on Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    PhilipBould.com

    PhilipBould.com

  • AmandaPly.com

    Designed everything except for the logo. Based on Wordpress using the Starkers blank theme. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    AmandaPly.com

    AmandaPly.com

  • October Illustrations

    I made this website for another friend who wanted to showcase his paintings. Background photo was taken by him and altered by me in Photoshop. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    October Illustrations

    October Illustrations

  • Sean Divine

    Designed all but the speaker images. This was a landing page for his website that is no longer up. Images created in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

    Sean Divine

    Sean Divine

  • Sean Divine

    Designed all but the logo. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

    Sean Divine

    Sean Divine

  • Android

    Hacker Tracker

    Hacker Tracker

    The idea is simple. I wanted to make an app for DEF CON. Every year they hand out a booklet with the schedule and events and practically everything you need to know about the conference, so I thought a digital, abbreviated version could be helpful. Abbreviated meaning it would have just the "need to know" information:

    • Speaker schedule
    • Entertainment schedule
    • Contest/event information
    • Maps of the hotel and the conference
    • Important links
    • FAQ
    • Vendors

    The catch is, most people don't want to connect to the WiFi at the conference, or even use their 3G/4G, so the data would have to be preloaded in a database. With that in mind, I created an sqlite database with the con information.

    It's a work in progress that I hope to have finished for DEF CON 21 that I hope to continue for all future DEF CON's.

    App was written in Java. The database is sqlite. The logo is the official Defcon logo, but all images were created in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

    The APK can be downloaded here.

    The code can be forked from GitHub here.



    Angry Birds Backup

    Angry Birds Backup

    I needed a way to transfer my Angry Birds scores between Android devices efficiently, so I wrote an app to do just that. :) Four of them, actually. One for each version of Angry Birds. Except Star Wars because I went and had a baby and didn't have time.

    A user can choose to either save/restore their scores locally between the game and their SD card, or they can create an account and use the online option, which saves/retrieves their score files to/from AngryBackup.com.

    I also wrote the web interface that complements the app.

    App was written in Java. Website was written in HTML, CSS, and PHP. The database is MySQL. Images are property of Rovio but were redrawn by me in Adobe Illustrator.

    The apps can be downloaded from Google Play here.



    Feed Me So'more

    Feed Me So'more

    My company held a week-long internal Hackathon at work, so I teamed up with 2 other guys to create this app. It's a baby feeding tracking application that allows you to keep track of your child's feedings, diaper changes, and naps, and share them.

    The app can be downloaded from Google Play here.

    The code can be forked from GitHub here.

    Education

    2004-2009 | Appalachian State University

    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

    Computer Information Systems