I’m Brian Ketelsen and I’m a geek.
I love to make connections. I like connecting people to data. I like connecting systems that previously didn’t communicate. I like connecting people to other people. I like connecting my guitar to my amp. It’s all about connections.
I have a lot of experience building systems for companies that need rapid deployment of mission-critical systems. At Clarity Services, Inc. I led the team that built a credit bureau in 90 days. At Wellcare, I led the team that rewrote an aging insurance portal in just 4 months. I specialize in turn-around management, fixing faltering processes, catching performance bottlenecks, refreshing aging technologies.
I’m a student at Harvard’s extension program, seeking my Master’s degree in IT Management. I’m writing a book on the Go programming language for Manning Press. I’m the founder and co-organizer of GopherCon – the first conference just for Go. And I’m a partner at Gopher Academy, an organization focused on fostering the Go community through education, conferences, and community activities. I serve on the Business Advisory Council for Rasmussen College in Tampa, Florida, helping local colleges educate tomorrow’s business leaders.
In 2012, I was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Technology Forum’s CIO of the Year award.
Perhaps you’ve got some things that need connections? Give me a shout, I’m available for teaching and consulting projects. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see more about my qualifications on LinkedIn