Bryant Jimin Son is a Solution Architect at GitHub, a place where over 65 million developers shape the future of software, together. Previously he was a Senior Consultant at Red Hat, a technology company known for its RHEL Linux server and open source contributions. At his current professional work, he is working with multiple clients to deliver and to support GitHub products for the customers while also working to enable the internal employee through Community of Practice within GitHub.
He is the President and Founder of non-profit association called Korean American IT Association group, known as KAITA (www.kaita.org). As the President of KAITA, he flew multiple time to Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, and Seoul (South Korea) to host the physical meetings, and he hosted three large size conferences: two at Dallas, Texas and one at Seoul, South Korea. He also reached out to KOTRA, Dallas Chamber of Commerce to partner with them on the joint events.
When he was in Red Hat, Bryant successfully delivered three projects for Fortune 500 companies and helped to give a consultant guidance. He is a certified RHCSA, Openshift Specialist in both Application Development and Infrastructure. He has been worked on building the technology for clients leveraging the Red Hat technology stacks like Openshift, BPM, CodeReady Workspace, Cloud Native Virtualization, ReactJS, DevOps. As a part of Red Hat GiveBack, he has been contributed to number of public technical blog articles through Red Hat: Opensource.com, Red Hat Developer Blog, Red Hat Enable Systadmin, Red Hat Service. He was also a Dallas First & Third lead, which means leading the Dallas-Fort Worth based Red Hat consultants to host the events twice per month. He also helped to host the University of Texas at Dallas x Red Hat night, to recruit new Red Hat consultants from the University of Texas at Austin, and to interview the new candidates as a technical interviewer.
With an entrepreneur personality, he started three startup projects previously and met in person, thus get inspired, the various leaders along his career including Michael Dell, Tom Horton, Mark Cuban, Stephen Bird Josh Bauer, Bill Gates, Jeff Lawson, and Robert Metcalfe. He is actively working on updating the KAITA website and planning to launch two additional services in near future (est. 2011).
Prior to joining Red Hat, Bryant was a tech lead and an Architect at Citi Group's Citi Cloud team, directly reporting to the Director of Citi Cloud team. He built the private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud platform serving 8,000+ teams across Citi departments. He invented the DevOps workflow process using Jenkins pipeline and Apache Tomcat, migrated hundres of tighly integrated Spring Boot + Java + JSP applications to the microservice, Single Page Application (SPA) designing using REST API and AngularJS, thus reducing the deployment rate close to 0% and increasing the server uptime to 99.99% by adopting the 12 Factor app principles. He proactively presented over 30+ time at Citi, including the presentation to VMWare consultants and was the Subject Matter Expert (SME) with User Interface (UI) at his team, a DevOps lead, a full stack developer, and the direct mentor for two interns.
Prior to Citi, he worked at American Airlines, building the AA.com in an Agile team as a full stack developer and created an internal decision making application to decide the cancellation, management, and scheduling of the flights to be used by the flight operators and dispatchers. He also worked at IBM, and Home Depot Austin Technology Center. Bryant graduated with Bachelor of Sciences in Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering with minor concentration in Business at University of Texas at Austin.
When he is not busy, you can usually finding him spending his spare time on building side projects at his favorite coffeeshops, writing blogs, or learning new things. He also works out daily for 3-4 hours at his house and LA Fitness. You can find out his personal blogs at here He also loves to work out daily and to grow KAITA. Besides KAITA, he found a community for Koreans interested in investing for stocks, retirement, and houses, and the group is grown up to 500 members. He has been invested in stocks for last 7 years (and made 10x investment on a stock like AMD), educated in UT Austin McCombs School of Business by taking the business classes like Finance, Accounting, and Management, paid off his student loan in 2.5 years, paid off his house in 2.5 years, so you can bet he knows about the investment. Oh, he also has been a Yelp Elite for 3 years, so you can count him for talking about foods that he loves. He DID travel to Chicago for eating the famous Chicago deep dish pizza, Boston for a lobster roll and the oldest restaurant in the United States, and Hong Kong for the Tim Ho Wan, the Michellin 1 star dimsum restaurant. So, you can figure about his passion for the foods.
Things Bryant Can Do
Just few things I can do.
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I am interested in getting contacted for KAITA sponsorship opportunity, speaker session, and mentorship.