ALEJANDRO OLIVAN ALVAREZ

I was born in Tarragona, a coastal town 90km south of Barcelona, Spain, on August, 03, 1977.
Although I like stability and tranquility, my life and my career has been anything but quiet!.

I started working early at 16 in my parent's Bar, now, being 39, looking backwards in time I realize that I could create one of the most bizarre occupations lists ever for an IT specialist:
Barman, technical drawing teacher, gardener, IT field technician, Soldier, Tech Lab Analyst, Sound Technician, DJ, Refrigeration Field Technician, Network designer and technician, and currently CIO...wow!

I keep myself always learning, my brain needs always more and more feed, and this makes me being always involved in several projects and careers.
I currently have finished 3 spanish CFGS (US Associate's degree / UK's HNC / DE's Berufsausbildung höheren Grades): first was "IT systems and telecoms", second one "multi-platform apps development", and the third one being "network IT systems administration". A fourth one, "web apps development", is approximately 70% completed, and my plan is having it completed after (hopefully) passing exams of June 2018.
Long therm plans, beyond my fourth CFGS, necessarily pass on resuming (and ending) my University degree... A long way project, that started as far as 2004, and that I'm confident to be able to complete someday!!!.

On my way, I have been gaining experience and certification in skills such as CISCO networking at the CISCO Networking Academy (SMB-AM, SMBE, CCNAv5) , Mikrotik and pfSense Routers, Mikrotik based Lobometrics Wireless Hardware, Wireless networking, and a plethora of IT technologies ranging from basic Active directory, to Linux Administration, monitoring systems, streaming systems, sound systems, just to mention some of the IT related!!!

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, TECHLAB ANALYST & CASUAL DEVELOPER

Living in Tarragona, south of Barcelona in Spain.

Email me on: alex@alexolivan.com