Keith Barrett is a computer technology professional with over 30 years experience in software development and the design and support of LAN/Server infrastructures. He has backgrounds in high availability, messaging, security, Open Source software, and has been a Linux engineer since 1992. From 1999-2001 he worked at Red Hat as a Linux developer and team lead for their High Availability products. Before that he created high availability data centers for Bayer Pharmaceuticals in NC, and was a VAX/VMS Engineer at Digital Equipment, where he co-authored the first platform independent message queue middleware product (DECmessageQ AKA BEAmessageQ). He has a passion for understanding all aspects of applying technology solutions and making them work reliably. It’s no coincidence his career covers everything from software development to infrastructure creation to management. He wanted to understand it all.
Keith currently works as a Senior Analyst in Information Technology for The Walt Disney Company, in the development and support of middleware for financial and ticketing services. He is personally active in Internet Social Media, and sharing information about current Internet trends and technologies, as well as his unique Disney experiences.
Keith was the original author of the Internet FAQ for “The Prisoner” TV series, and is still credited as an original contributor to the MST3k FAQ. Outside of work he is an audio/video and home theater hobbyist, choir singer with Disney’s Candlelight Processional, avid reader, and technology early adopter. He’s studied American Sign Language, been on live television, played a dead scientist in an independent film, and until 2007 owned and raced a Caterham Seven roadster. His current project is KeithBarrett.TV, where he is building an Internet live streaming studio for the broadcast of technology and Disney fan related video podcasts.