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About Nick Romney

This is the personal website of Nick Romney (not Mitt Romney – see the home page for a screenshot of how Google confuses me with a US Presidential candidate).

Nick Romney is a seasoned, hands-on IT professional who helps companies move to the Cloud securely. After two decades of "traditional" IT (telecoms, Infrastructure Management, web development, structured data), he now helps businesses thinking through Security (CISSP, Security+ qualifications), and move to the Cloud (AWS Certified as DevOps Engineer – Professional, SysOps Administrator – Associate, Solutions Architect – Associate and Certified Developer – Associate).

Nick's 19 years of infrastructure management and IT Support means he's used to being responsible for everything with a plug (and certainly everything with an IP address). This means being not just responsible for, but seriously good at configuring, installing, maintaining and upgrading servers, desktops, network devices, printers, and many different operating systems. Increasingly, he’s spending his time with "Serverless" architecture and is adept at getting web services to talk to each other – he occasionally describes himself as an "internet plumber", although has thankfully not been asked to tackle anything with water flowing through it!

LinkedIn

For further details on my work, view my profile on LinkedIn

WordPress

A minor tweak to the location of brackets in the menu code to improve performance means that "my" code helps power one in every 6 websites on the Internet and that I'm listed in some illustrious technical company as one of the WordPress copyright holders.

Why the tag line "Running for trains, not the US Presidency"?

During the 2012 US election, suddenly I started getting tagged on Twitter by people who were a little confused by the name "Mitt", and changed it to the altogether more reasonable "Nick".

Twitter

From the 2012 election, a couple of the more printable tweets where I was confused for someone with more hair:

I came across these on a blog about US politics, but as it concludes:
It's amusing, sure, but also disturbing. People like these may decide the outcome of this election.