Neil HanlonSystems Administrator / Operations Engineer

I am a Systems Administrator/Operations Engineer who loves crazy pipelines and all things written in Python.

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I started out working with computers by attempting to do some web design. I quickly realized I liked the more technical side of things, and started working on full stack development. I started off at Wentworth thinking that I'd graduate with my degree and just write code all day--and then it struck me. I don't want to be sitting in a cubicle writing websites or software all day for the rest of my life. Getting into Operations/System Engineering was something I fell into, and I couldn't be more happy that I did.

Employment History


DevOps Engineer – KAYAK Software Corporation


Operations Engineer Intern – KAYAK Software Corporation

Intern to part time at working with the Operations team to assist with day to day maintenance and projects to support the infrastructure.


Junior Systems Administrator – Wentworth Institute of Technology

Assist students, faculty, and staff with day-to-day network/systems issues and work with network operations and other systems adminisrtators to provide stable email, file, and miscellaneous services. Provide support for web and desktop-based applications for inter-department/major usage including server provisioning, hardening, maintenance, and monitoring.


Web/Software Developer – Brick Computer Company

Per-diem work including Systems Administration and Software/Web development for small computer repair/sale shop in Rowley, Massachusetts. Redesigned their website and regularly assist with website, server, and DNS issues for clients.


Level 2 Support Analyst / Systems Administrator – x10Hosting, LLC

Provide support to free and paid clients; managing servers to mitigate attacks, establish reliability, and maintain cPanel/WHM administration with CloudLinux and CageFS.



Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science – Wentworth Institute of Technology

Currently studying Computer Science at Wentworth Institute of Technology, with a minor in Computer Networking. Focusing on Systems Administration, Networking, and Security.


  • Bash

  • Python

  • PHP

  • MySQL


  • git/subversion

  • C++

  • Java


  • Data Analysis
  • Web Development / Design
  • Server Administration
  • Linux
  • Cooking
  • Trumpet / Guitar / Singing


Parsing Apache Logfiles to get IP addresses of high-request users

I ran into this issue a while ago, where clients would complain that they were hitting their Entry Process limits very quickly, even though their websites didn’t have a lot of users. Sometimes these sites were WordPress or another CMS, and generally optimizing the site for OpCache, or limiting plugin use/optimizing imports for JS and […]

Changing cPanel POP Email Password Programmatically

I’m not sure why cPanel/WHM has yet to fully support poppassd or some other more simple way of changing an email account password programmatically, but for some reason, they don’t. This rolled up from a client a few months ago, and happened to be a pretty simple solution… albeit unfortunately, well… not very secure. The […]

Purge Varnish Cache with Bash

Ever wondered how to clear out the cache for a specific URL or even your whole website when you’re using Varnish? Sometimes it’s necessary to expire the cache on a URL, like a stylesheet or JavaScript file before Varnish thinks it’s done. This can be useful when you’re making changes to your website and need […]


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