About This Blog

This blog explores the top tenets, ideas, and issues across my experience.  I am keeping a running list of the TOP TEN TENETS over time in a permanent spot on the right side of this blog.  That is so that new visitors who don’t read through all my archived posts will see this list, become impressed by my wisdom, and follow me on twitter.

About Me

I work at Red Hat and am responsible for cloud computing there.  I started working at Red Hat when our primary business was selling boxed copies of Red Hat Linux at CompUSA during the dot com boom and bust.  Over the years, I have led many of Red Hat’s strategic new initiatives, including:

Some other tidbits about me:

  • I have worked in open source for over 10 years
  • I travel frequently to meet with customers and speak at events.  I’ve accumulated about 2 million frequent flier miles and eaten everything from shrimp and grits in Charleston to chicken sashimi in Tokyo.  I still have not had a Bo-Berry biscuit, though, even though Red Hat is based in Raleigh, NC. [Edit: On August 1, 2012, I had my first Bo-Berry biscuit.  It was ridiculously sweet, fatty, and good.  I could only finish half a biscuit]
  • I am a reformed engineer.  Before, I was a software developer with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science from MIT writing complex Web and distributed applications.  Now, I create slide presentations and talk for a living
  • I have been featured as one of the most influential people in cloud computing, below Larry Ellison but above my boss, and his boss
  • Even though I work in technology, my wife has a much more popular and award-winning blog than me

You can contact me at bryanche[at]tentenet[dot]net

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