Jor Bashllari

FOSS enthusiast, DevOps engineer, functional programmer. Student at Epitech.

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Skills

Systems Administration
Nix, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Terraform, LXC, CRI-O
Application Programming
C++, Qt, Haskell, Kotlin, Android
Systems Programming
C, Haskell, Go, C++, POSIX shell/Bash, Python
Backend Web Development
Obelisk, Servant, Scotty, Conduit
Frontend Web Development
Purescript, Semantic-UI, Reflex-FRP, Obelisk, React, Jekyll
Localization
Albanian, English, German

Experience

Collective68

Systems Administrator, infrastructure redesign 2020-02 - 2020-05

Service provider for individuals and businesses focused solely on deploying and maintaining Free and/or open-source software utilizing FOSS in the entire business workflow.

  • Practiced recently learned skills around container management and used Ansible for the first time in a business setting, focusing more on upgrading the infrastructure management model and developer experience over addition of newer solutions

  • Gained useful knowledge on communication with people from different professional backgrounds and transferring only the key concepts during discussions about large changes

  • Practiced working on a high-stress environment and juggling full-time school and part-time work in a friendly, welcoming and accepting environment

Munic (formerly Mobile Devices Ingénierie)

Intern, infra team Sep 2019 - Jan 2020

Car monitoring and metrics analysis solutions

  • Researched and benchmarked currently available cluster managers, teaching myself around Kubernetes and cloud infrastructure

  • Projected and developed a parallel update operator for manager-agnostic cluster maintenance, learning Go and the intricacies, pitfalls and strengths of procedural concurrent programs

  • Learned how to be productive and healthy in a fully remote environment, striking a balance between individual work sessions, communication and studies

Totel

Cofounder Dec 2017 - Jul 2018

An e-commerce business funded only by high school sophomores. A fun little project before university rolled in, now going strong in a more organic form.

  • Developed and helped design the store website, teaching myself HTML/CSS and other frontend technologies, and learning about long-term project planning

  • Built payment handling system utilizing Snipcart, getting to know the Django framework and Semantic-UI

  • Managed deliveries, learning bit by bit how to manage professional relationships and aiding in delivery coordination

Volunteering

Open Labs Hackerspace

Member May 2016 - Present
  • Documented most of the infrastructure (including event-specific services)

  • Multiple talks and workshops, in conferences/gatherings (OSCAL, Linux Weekend) or standalone

  • Learning more each day about community building, communication and open source project management

E-mma Balkans

Event manager Oct 2018 - Present
  • Organized events for inclusion in tech; created from and working with Epitech students and high schoolers

Epitech Innovation Hub

Member Apr 2019 - Present
  • Organize and host workshops for tools, technologies and paradigms useful to other Epitech students and more

Other Open Source contributions

  • Translations for the Ethereum project, Nextcloud and more

  • Contributions and cooperation in small projects (HES, urlscan)

Education

Epitech Balkans (BE)

Oct 2018 - Present

Shkolla e mesme "Ernest Koliqi"

Sep 2015 - Jun 2018

Languages

Albanian — Native Speaker
English — Near Native
German — Fluent
French — Intermediate

Interests

Self-displacement

  • cycling
  • camping
  • hiking
  • geocaching

Mathematics – theoretical

  • category theory
  • lambda calculus
  • type systems
  • PL theory

Writing

  • blogging
  • documentation
  • dip pens and fountain pens (easing into calligraphy)