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. Worked at CENIC (www.cenic.org
) helping chart Cloud Services directions. Then lead the project to connect all the California Public Libraries to the CENIC high-speed backbone, one of the most fun projects I've ever worked on. Now retired and living (for the moment) near Gettysburg, PA.
Still love the ocean, getting wet, hiking, all parts of Santa Barbara I never lost.