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George Nassef

I am at heart a technologist and autodidactic.   I enjoy mentoring and leading others, programming computers, designing systems and solutions and scaling companies.   

I was born in Florida but grew up in North Carolina (Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Boone).  My father was born in New Bern, NC and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill pre-med in 1946 receiving his Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College and specializing in OB/GYN surgery.  He later retraining for ACLS ER work and left OB/GYN for Emergency Surgery.  

My mother, Nancy Alice Nassef, was born in Keller, TX and trained as an architect and real estate agent.   Having traced and proved her lineage from the Massachusetts Bay Colony through the American Revolution, I was admitted to the Sons of the American Revolution in 2014.  There is also some evidence that she descended from George Washington's grandfather, but this is harder to know for sure. 

I have been using a keyboard since I was 9 years old and some say I am the fastest typist they've ever seen.  I am lucky to only need a few hours of sleep each night.  My specialty is creating mobile and cloud-based consumer-facing systems. I also possess the experience to implement solid process, project management, QA automation, and an organizational structure which scales. 

My interests in computers started at a very early age, deepened at companies like American Airlines, SABRE, HotJobs.com, Biztravel.com and startups like Namely, ValetNoir.com and Latest Edge.   I was fortunate to be able to hire, lead, mentor and be a member of many amazing teams.   I learned contract management, negotiation, budgeting, cost controls, and systems architecture from some of the best minds in computers at all stages of my career.

While creating several companies with friends and former coworkers, I focused on perfecting my hands-on skills in open source technologies, cloud, scaleable web, mobile development and big data collection.

My current projects include creating mobile applications for consumer entertainment, building robust cloud infrastructure for others, and technology consulting.  I recently finished and launch BrickSmart - The App That knows what your old lego bricks can build.   www.bricksmart.io

I am just starting to setup my webpages for my (future) charity at George Nassef dot org which will combat cyberbullying.

My hobbies include medical research, travel, hiking, and programming. I am also fortunate to have been able to learn to fly helicopters in the couple of years before my son was born--something that I would like to eventually continue.  I continue to maintain my certifications but rarely have time to enjoy it. 

                                                           George J Nassef Jr.

                                                           George J Nassef Jr.

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
— Theodore Roosevelt

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In the Press

 

George Nassef in Wall Street Journal

George Nassef in ComputerWorld here, here and here.

George Nassef in New York Times:  Biztravel.com

George Nassef in InfoWorld

George Nassef in ITWorld

 


Past Boards & Advisory Positions

 

ValetNoir, Biztravel.com, HotJobs, Advertising, MIVA, Namely and OpenHour

 


Around the Web

My  linkedin website is here.   Here are some miscellaneous websites which I love to use from time to time.   I have placed my favorite pins on Pinterest at:  George Nassef on Pinterest  and I am an avid user of Ancestry.com for tracing lineage,       Though I am an avid reader of StackOverflow/Exchange, I rarely have time to provide as many answers as I would like.

George Nassef in HotJobs SEC Filing


Past Awards

I am very proud to be associated with teams that have won recognition for their work, like the Webby, FastCompany, and others.

Technology


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Patents Filed by George Nassef

 


Recent Technology:

 

Software:  RESTful, PHP5, Social APIs (Facebook, Twitter, etc), SQL, SES,  Redis & SQS, Shell Scripting, XML, JSON; full stack deployments across mixes of scripted and compiled languages. 

Software & Development Life Cycle:   Agile, Vagrant, Puppet, Git, Automated Test Scripts, Docker for Continuous Deployment / Integration

Operating Systems: LINUX Servers (Ubuntu, Redhat, Centos), Ubuntu Desktop 10.04, 11.04, 12.04, 13.x, 14.04, OS X, IOS 6 , 7, 8, Android, Virtual Guests using KVM QEMU.

Tools & Utilities:  MySQL, Amazon RDS, FFMPEG, ImageMagick, Apache, Tomcat, Zerigo, ElasticFox, AWS, Shell Scripting, CloudFront CDN, RedShift. Amazon CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancing, LAMP/WAMP Stack, Amazon SWF, (Some Azure Cloud)

Networking:  Streaming protocols, SSL, Openssl, TLS, Tunneling, TinyDNS (DNS hosting), Route53 DNS, TCP/IP, VOIP, TLS & Secure Email, Tracing, SAMBA, NFS, Postfix TLS, VPN, VPC, Amazon SNS, LACP/802.3ad, Azure Endpoint Management

Computer Vision:  OpenCV on AWS Ubuntu using Haar Classification for unique object recognition. Hair training & classification using Traincascade, Createsamples and face detect for cloud and mobile deployment, machine learning.

Media:  FFMPEG, ImageMagick, AVCONV, Real-time Video Rendering/Filtering, OpenX, A/V Codecs, Flash Streaming, Elastic Transcoder, OpenCV Computer Vision & Facial Recognition. 

Open Source: GNU, GPG, Libre Office, Solr, Wordpress, Drupal, SugarCRM, Git, Redis, Piwik, Apache, Nginx, Asterisk (VOIP), Nagios, RabbitMQ, Tomcat, Resque, Zend Framework, MongoDB, Postgres, Redshift. 


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