Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. While growing up we lived in England a couple of years. After undergrad at Cal, went and lived in France for almost a year.
Worked in IT at Berkeley for a really long time (25+ years) and loved it. Saw first-hand the development of many cool things and got paid to play with them as well; including BSD Unix, ARPAnet, Usenet, VM/CMS, WISCNet, NSFNet (specifically BARRNET), NTP, The Internet, perl, Gopher, WAIS, the WWW, and on and on.
Ended up in management; first data networking, then data+voice, then data+voice+data center+systems. Worked at University of Hawaii for a year doing all that.
Did consulting part time out of Berkeley on IT infrastructure projects. Now working at CENIC (www.cenic.org
) helping chart Cloud Services directions.
Still love the ocean, getting wet, hiking, all parts of Santa Barbara I never lost.