Welcome to Maolte, where I hope you enjoy your visit. You can check out my background via Resume menu listing, exploratory projects via Demo Projects menu listing, and my service offering via Services menu listing. Also on the site are menu listings dedicated to novels I am or have written along with a Blog listing for that short and hopefully engaging read. If you have any questions, do reach out via the Contact menu listing, and don't miss out on what's new via email sign up for my Writing and/or Infrastructure/DevOps email lists. Once again, a hearty welcome to the home of Maolte and check in regularly for updates on topics of interest in the Writing, Infrastructure, and DevOps areas along with my availability updates for work.
My service offerings are divided into three main areas:
- DevOps (including Project Management)
- Writing (including Technical Writing, Event Management and Commerical Publications)
Creating the brand was about creating something meaningful around the start of my freelancing journey. As my name in Irish is Sean O'Maolcathail (John Mulhall), I thought the breakout of my name which literally means 'Follower or Devotee of Cathail'. This struck a chord with me as I am most certainly a devotee of my passions, which professionally center around Technology and Writing. The 'Maol' part of my brand name was born and as two areas are one, chopping 'tech' in half made sense giving birth to Maolte as a brand name.
I am located in Dublin (Ireland), which is a wonderful city in a wonderful country at the westerly most point of the European Union. If you have not visited Dublin or Ireland for that matter, I would encourage you to come to visit us and check out what we offer our visitors in our towns, cities, and countryside. Our customs and people have a lineage going back over 6,000 years so there is plenty to see. Until we can deliver a hundred thousand welcomes to you, here are some snippets from Dublin's fair city and my home.
Availability Status - Available
My current availability is split between full-time employment pursuits and part-time pursuits; be that contract work, novel writing and/or pro bono work. The current status on both is as follows:
- Full-Time (30-40 hours a week): Available
- Part-Time (1-10 hours a week): Available
Quick Update Wires
The below are featured updates in summary format for your quick review. They may reference longer topics in Blogs from time to time.
23 June 2022 - A technical glitch caused a partial outage on the site today. In line with good practice, I troubleshot the issue and found the root cause of the 500 error. I have enacted my disaster recovery protocols and restored the site to its full health, also taking steps to mitigate the risk of it happening in the future. I would like to apologise for the degraded user experience today and look forward to bringing you the planned content revision of my site to celebrate the launch of Maolte Technical Solutions Limited.
15th May 2022 - Now is an opportune time for a preview of exciting news coming down the tracks at Maolte. After reviewing my current market intelligence on IT and Writing demand for contractors in the marketplace along with project preparation, I handed in my notice at Sage with a view to focusing on contracting full time. I met with my accountant last Friday and have mapped out this milestone development in order to upgrade Maolte to a limited company. I will be trading at some point in June as an Engineer, Writer and now Founder. Do stay tuned for exciting times ahead.
17th February 2022 - Another certification milestone was achieved today when I passed the AZ-104 Azure Cloud Administrator Associate exam. This certification is a key milestone due to the broad range of areas covered in Azure, which coupled with my existing cloud engineering knowledge has functionally improved my working knowledge of the Azure platform. You can verify this certification on my Credly account. Stay tuned for developments on certifications, next up is Terraform!
You can see a list list of quick updates at the Quick Wire Update History