Systems Administrator

I was introduced to Stephany Ashley at St. James Infirmary in the Fall of 2015 and have been providing the organization custom application development and IT support since. St. James Infirmary is an occupational resource center for sex workers. Space and resources for the Transgender Variant and Intersex Justice Project is shared by SJI. The groups have an office network, network attached storage with managed backups, VLAN partitioned wireless network access, a DTMF door entry system, a cell service amplification system, and a custom medical records database application written in python on Django.

Medical Records Database

St. James Infirmary makes use of a custom python web application based on the Django admin interface. Using a custom web application for tracking participant care as opposed to using the cities electronic medical records system allows the organization to further protect it's participants from law enforcement surveillance. The application replicates paper forms that make up a participant chart. My contribution to the application involved upgrading the system to a modern python and Django version, migration from sqlite to MySQL, managing releases and development environments, fixing bugs, and adding features. The organization is planning on migrating the system to OpenEMR.

4G LTE Amplifer deployment

St. James Infirmary, the sex-worker lead occupational resource center located at 234 Eddy St, in SF, is at the first floor of a 6 story building that creates a cellphone dead zone. An amplifier was required to provide service first floor office. From the roof a directional antenna was installed pointing towards one of the downtown towers, LMR 400 was run down the side of the building into the server closet connecting a WeBoost Connect 4G-x, from where more LMR 400 connects to the internal antenna. There is still not complete coverage to the whole office with a single antenna, but this kit could be upgraded with an additional 3 indoor antennas that would complete service to the entire office if there was sufficient funding.

St. James Infirmary at 234 Eddy St

St. James Infirmary was forced to move under the financial pressure of the tech industry in SOMA [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. Fortunately for them and their community they were able to move to the Tenderloin where they are surrounded by other overlapping neighborhood social services. The office opened with a working intranet with wifi coverage, analog voice service, and a number of printers. Coming soon: DTMF door access control, and extended cell phone service via micro-cell amplifier.

Start: 
2015