Albert Tobey


Open Source Mechanic

Al is a father, technologist, musician, and open source advocate working for Datastax. While attending Central Michigan University as a music major, Al got into MUDs, C, and Linux, eventually ending up with a career as a sysadmin. Over the last 15 years, Al has worked on everything from kernel changes to modern web applications, mostly from inside operations teams. These days he goes by the title Open Source Mechanic, which means he tries to do interesting things with Cassandra and other open source software.