Leam Hall - Automation Engineer

Do you want

  • reduced time to build and reduced time to market?
  • reduced manual activity and human error so that SME's can contribute directly to business goals?
  • reduced risk footprint through operational resiliency and integrated cyber defense?

What is Automation Engineering?

Moving from a manual operations mode is difficult. We've all seen the latest suite of "solutions" marketing hit management's radar. In reality, the path can be nebulous and success is not plug and play.

I have been helping teams automate for more than two decades.

What I really do

Help mid-sized (100's of nodes) to large (1,000's of nodes) sites transition from a manual operations mode to a DevOps enabled environment through automated builds, infrastructure as data, service testing, process streamlining, and integrated documentation.

Where I learned my trade

  • US Department of Defense
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo
  • Transamerica Reinsurance
  • Rackspace
  • Verizon


Short and to the point

Longer but not too boring

You can see what people say about my work on LinkedIn.


  • Master of Arts Public Administration, Midwestern State University, Texas, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science Liberal Arts, Regents College, New York, 1993
  • Associate in Applied Science Disaster Preparedness, Community College of the Air Force, USAF, 1990

Continuing Education

  • 2023 Professional Software Engineering Master Certification (In Progress) (IEEE)
  • 2022 Python for Cybersecurity Specialization (Coursera)
  • 2022 Building Modern Python Applications on AWS (AWS Training)
  • 2022 DevOps Engineer Learning Plan (AWS Training)
  • 2021 Getting Into the Serverless Mindset (AWS Training)
  • 2021 AWS Security Fundamentals (AWS Training)
  • 2019 Automating Go Projects (O'Reilly)
  • 2019 Go Programming Specialization (Coursera)
  • 2019 Introduction to the Go Programming Language (O'Reilly)
  • 2018 Learning Perl (O'Reilly)
  • 2018 Programming Fundamentals (C) (Coursera)
  • 2017 M101P MongoDB for Developers (MongoDBU)
  • 2015 University Teaching 101 (Coursera)
  • 2014 Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship (Coursera)
  • 2014 Learn to Program, The Fundamentals (Python) (Coursera)
  • 2011 CloudU Elements of Cloud Computing (RackSpace)
  • 2010 F5 BigIP LTM Essentials v10 (F5)

Open Source Contributions


  • Python Institute - PCEP
  • Linux+
  • ITIL v3 Foundation
  • Security+
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (2003)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (2012)
  • Linux LPIC-1 (2011)
  • Sun Certified System Administrator (Solaris 7)