Who Am I?

I’m Coty Sutherland, a member of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe of North Carolina and Senior Software Engineering at Red Hat, Inc. I live in central North Carolina with my wife, twin sons, and several pets.

What Do I Do?

Nowadays my main project is Apache Tomcat where I’m a committer and Project Management Committee (PMC) member. I also contribute to Apache HTTP Server (httpd) and OpenSSL, but not as often. Another project I frequently work on is RPM packaging of tomcat (and sometimes httpd, some httpd modules, and openssl) for the Fedora Project and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Most of my software contributions to Open Source projects are under the username ‘csutherl’, check me out on the web!

Why Did I Start This Blog?

I started this blog as a place to for me to work on my writing abilities and to keep ideas, etc. I’m hoping to build my personal brand by sharing my knowledge here with others and also hope that I’ll help build the communities that I’m involved with. I think I will mostly center on technology, but I’ll likely include posts about Indigenous People’s issues and things of that nature too.