Stacy Pennington
1910 Tutwiler Ave.
Memphis, TN 38107 | (901) 881-7627
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Availability Currently seeking a position related to maintaining or constructing computer, network, or database systems, particularly those utilizing Linux or Unix-based operating systems.

Education Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy Major, December 1993

Certifications include RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer - Certificate Number: 807001341402964) and MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional - ID: 946027).

Skills Professional and business skills are focused in five areas :
  • Database application development and maintenance
  • Development and support institutional digital repositories, using DSpace and Fedora
  • System administration of existing networks (LAN and WAN) and construction of new networks
  • Building interactive web-based solutions utilizing powerful back-end data storage
  • Writing technical documentation and incorporating graphic design

Skills include experience working in wide variety of computer operating systems, particularly Linux, Macintosh, and Windows. Familiar with a variety of network topologies and situations, and possesses strong network and server problem-solving skills. Also possesses strong HTML authoring skills, including familiarity with various new media technologies, including digital video editing and video streaming. Experience as system administrator of DuraSpace DSpace (6 years) and Fedora (7 years) repositories.

Acted as System Administrator on systems using RedHat Linux, Windows NT/2000/2003/2008, BSD, Solaris, and Mac OS X. Database experience includes MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle 8i/9i/10g/11g using PL/SQL, as well as filling the role of Database Administrator (DBA) for an interactive hosting environment. Web Server Administrator experience includes Tomcat, Apache, and IIS, using a variety of web scripting environments.

Possesses experience in caring for and nurturing relationships with clients in a Project Manager role, overseeing certain parts of the project while directly handling the construction in other areas of the project.

Also possesses the ability to use almost all major Windows and Macintosh design, publishing, and business-level applications including QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Illustrator, Word, Excel, Access, PhotoShop, FileMaker Pro, and several content-creation WWW applications. Familiar with SGML and DocBook version 2 to 4 tags.

Personally driven to succeed, with a strong work ethic.


Rhodes College - Memphis, TN, USA
Educational institution
Database Administrator
January 2003 – present
Fulfill a variety of roles, including database and system admin for Ellucian Banner running on Oracle 8i/9i/10g/11g on Solaris and RedHat Linux. Assist in the development and maintenance of the institutional research and reporting databases. Support web technologies for use by the students, staff and faculty.

Mazzy Consulting - Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Network consultation group
Senior Consultant
July 2001 - present; September 1995 - August 1998
Acted as network topology architect and consultant for several Memphis businesses and non-profit agencies. Provided on-site support, installation and instruction for hardware and software requirements. Developed Internet interfaces geared toward client needs, including interactive databasing (,,,

Red Hat, Inc. - Durham, North Carolina, USA
Premier worldwide leader in Linux and open source solutions
Technical Writer
December 2000 - June 2001
Author of the Red Hat Linux Reference Guide. Worked directly with Linux developers, in the Durham office and other Red Hat locations around the world, as well as with the Documentation Group team members to write and proof various technical documents by the company.

Vortex Creative Media, Inc. - Memphis, Tennessee, USA
New media company specializing in data-driven solutions
Chief Technical Officer
September 1998 - November 2000
Helped found the company, working with various investors and building relationships with clients to solidify the company. Single-handedly built several data-driven solutions, such as (now after the sale of the site). Worked with a variety of clients in both a Project Manager and Lead Developer role. Oversaw the creation of a Network Operations Center in Memphis as part of a company relocation to that city.

References Available upon request.

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