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never met a *nix system I didn't want to be friends with

About Me

I am Max Fierke. I write software. I enjoy trains. I found five dollars on the ground and I'm keeping it.

Twin Cities born & raised, I live in Minneapolis, MN. I work-in-place as a Software Engineer for Boston-based startup Iora Health, which offers a top-notch value-based and outcome-focused care model to deliver great care to our patients. (I, however, do not speak for them and neither does this site.)

I am well-versed in many of the below technology buzzwords and can even prove it upon request. You should git checkout my GitHub, where I store several of my prized codes. In my free time, I'm also fond of Linux kernel hacking, reverse engineering, poking fun at things, playing around with new infrastructure automation tools, and over-engineering my home network for funsies.

My Skills

Cloud Platforms

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Heroku

Database Servers

  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL

Dev & Deployment Tools

  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • Docker Compose
  • Git
  • Vagrant


  • C#
  • C/C++
  • Elixir
  • JavaScript
  • OCaml
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby


  • Fork
  • Garlic Press
  • Ladel
  • Spatula
  • Wood Spoon

Web Frameworks

  • Angular 1.x
  • Django
  • Ember
  • React
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Symfony 2