I’ve worked for IBM for the last decade, and have been fortunate enough to be in the Linux Technology Center since it’s inception in 2001. I’ve worked on a number of Open Source Projects for my day job including SystemImager, OpenHPI, Xen, OpenSimulator, NFS Ganesha, and OpenStack. Beyond just slinging code, I also focus on community organization. Communities, software or other, are like gardens, and require some attention to grow in productive ways.
It goes without saying that any opinions expressed here are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.
For side projects that I run myself I’ve moved everything to Github.
My most recent focus has been on Drupal to build web sites for non profits. I dabbled a bit in Android development with Where Is Io, but my focus has shifted back to the web for side projects.
I formed our local Linux Users Group in 2003, and have been running it ever since. If you are interested in Linux and Open Source Software, and are in the Poughkeepsie, NY area, come check us out.
I’m actively involved in the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, and am responsible for the backend of the website, written in Drupal.
I’m the webmaster for the Mid Hudson Astronomical Association, was previously the president.
For someone that really likes to code, I got started in a pretty non traditional way, with a Bachelors degree in Physics from Wesleyan University in 1998. Physics fundamentally teaches you how to break complex problems into solvable ones, which is hugely beneficial in Software Engineering.
I did go back to school part time and got a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Marist College in 2009 to round out my CS experience.
I’m pretty sure that I’m done with getting any further degrees, though I’m a big fan of learning new things, so you never know.