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Welcome Rob Hooper!


Hello! I’m Rob; Gamer, Tea drinker, and lover of all things hackable. I have customised every computer I have ever owned within a inch of its life.

I am joining the Dogsbody team as a Linux Systems Apprentice. Excited to learn more about Linux, the cool new technologies out there as well as giving back to the community which I believe is what Linux is all about.

Until now I have been focused on my studies but they haven’t challenged me. They have been very hands off; discuss and write about things. I can’t wait to actually do, and learn from real life experiences.

While I get up to speed there are many projects to play with involving Raspberry Pi’s and AWS. Coding scripts and making tools.

I will also be taking the task of handling maintenance packages off of Dan and Alex and heading it up as a project of my own.

I am looking forward to working with all of our existing, new customers and hopefully you as we continue to grow.


Feature image by Cydcor is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Congratulations Alex Last

We are very pleased to congratulate Alex Last on completing his Linux Systems Apprenticeship.

Alex now holds…

  • City & Guilds Certificate in IT Systems and Principles
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in IT Professional Competence

We are even more pleased that Alex has chosen to continue his career with Dogsbody Technology as a permanent member of staff.  Alex is now looking forward to continuing his education with professional qualifications from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Linux Foundation.

If you are interested in joining the Dogsbody Technology team as a Linux Systems Apprentice please apply at https://www.dogsbody.com/jobs/

Please welcome Alex Last

Alex LastWe are very happy to announce the addition of Alex Last to the Dogsbody Technology team.  Alex is joining us a Linux Systems Apprentice and comes with a lot of enthusiasm for new technology.

A self confessed fitness nut, Alex can often be found at the gym or up a mountain somewhere, he’s recently climbed mount Snowdon as part of a 5 day expedition.

For the last two years Alex has been completing a BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniform Public Services however in true geek style he’s also been teaching himself Linux in his spare time.

Alex will mainly be looking after first line support as well as taking on some of the fun projects we’ve been storing up for him… seriously, the rest of us are really jealous, he gets to play with Raspberry Pi‘s and everything!

Should you get to talk to Alex, do say hi and ask him about driving the Nürburgring 🙂

We’re still looking for more talented people for our company, could you be our next apprentice? or do you have a skill you think we can use?