Grant Barton

Bellingham, WA 98225 ยท

I am an IT student in Bellingham, Washington. My favorite things include coffee, Washington-grown apples, and more coffee. I'm interested in finding ways to implement security in a user-friendly manner.

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Work and Volunteer Experience


  • Student teacher at cybersecurity camps for high school and elementary school students
  • Wrote and delivered lectures on Linux and the bash programming language
June 2017


  • Update the museum's Ebay store and Wordpress site
  • Process payments, provide tours, repair and clean as needed
July 2017 - Present

Summer Intern

  • Led cabins of 8 to 10 children
  • Ensured the safety and enjoyment of campers
  • Independently completed various maintenance projects around camp
June 2013 - August 2013

Snowboarding Instructor

  • Independently led classes of one to six children
  • Wrote and adapted lesson plans to meet the learning styles of different groups
December 2011 - March 2013


Western Washington University

Bachelor of Science

Course Examples:
  • Operating Systems I
  • Technical Writing
  • Databases
  • Secure Software Development
September 2018 - Present

Whatcom Community College

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

Course Examples:
  • Cisco Networking IV
  • Computer Programming II (Java)
  • Business Law
  • Industrial System Security
  • HTML Fundamentals

April 2016 - June 2018


Programming Languages & Tools
Subjects Studied & Practiced
  • Networking: Cisco IOS, dynamic routing, TCP/IP
  • Programming: Python, C, Bash, HTML/CSS
  • Security: Security policy, Snort, iptables, Wireshark, Metasploit
  • Administration: Debian, CentOS, Active Directory, Ansible, Puppet

Other Skills
  • WA State Food Worker Card & MAST Permit
  • Native English, conversational French
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Always excited to learn something new

My Favorite Tech News

Website Description
Debian Bits Blog of the Debian GNU/Linux project
Krebs On Security A cybersecurity-focused blog by Brian Krebs
Phoronix Linux hardware (and software) news by Michael Larabel
HackerNews User-shared tech news, hosted by Y Combinator
Arstechnica Generic tech and science news
Null Program Tech with a focus on low-level programming and tools by Chris Wellons
Steve Klabnik Rust and web-programming blog by Steve Klabnik
Zach Holman Blog on the tech industry and culture
Ben Cox Tech and networking blog
Association of Computing Machinery Tech industry news
Cloudflare Blog Blog of the Cloudflare corporation
Crowdstrike Blog Blog from the security company Crowdstrike
Daniel Miessler Security-centric blog
Cisco Talos Blog Latest cybersecurity threat reports from the security team at Cisco
I'd Rather Be Writing News and blog posts on modern technical writing
Latacora Blog Random infosec opinions from the security firm Latacora
Random ASCII Programming and tech pieces by Bruce Dawson