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Obsidian Spotlight: Paul Fon

Updated: Jul 13


Paul was born and raised in Hyattsville, MD with his family originating from Cameroon. He has 5 brothers and sisters including a twin sister. He got into IT by following family members who were database administrators and seeing that IT was something he wanted to do. He got his Master's and Post-Graduate in computer engineering at Virginia State University and ended up landing his first IT job right out of college.


1. What is your role at Obsidian? How long have you been here?

Currently, my role at Obsidian is primarily supporting the CAEIO project with the Department of State. I am a Sr. Systems Engineer mainly focused on working with Openshift and the Linux Platform.


2. What has been one of your proudest moments while working with Obsidian?

My proudest moment working with Obsidian is being able to support a major milestone CAEIO project by onboarding their MyTravel( https://travel.state.gov) interface to open shift.

3. What's one thing you learned last year?

Never give up. When adversity knocks on the door don’t quit and start finding solutions that can help you overcome.

4. What ranks number one on your bucket list?

Jumping off an airplane!


5. If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

It would have to be Kobe Bryant. I looked up to Kobe’s work ethic and he also passed away on my birthday.



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