TL;DR: I’m heading into the final round of selections for a candidate to fill a position at Langley Research Center for Linux System Administrator, and I have to thank everyone here for helping push me into expanding my Linux knowledge.
I have dreamed of working for NASA for the past 15 years. I have no degree, nor any certifications. I do have a single term that I spent in the military, but only in a slightly relevant field. Most of my knowledge has been gained through practice and being self-taught (also a bit of reading through man pages).
For the longest time, I focused on Debian-based systems, because that is what was familiar to me. You guys and girls (especially @wendell) helped push me into learning Fedora and branching out into the Red Hat zone of Linux. Learning how to do graphics card passthroughs, and work with pci ids definitely helped as well.
Considering the time between my first interview and the phone call asking for a second, I have a good feeling about getting this. Even if I don’t, I wanted to thank all of you for getting me this far, as I probably would not have even made the first cut without your help.