About


In my nearly 20 years in the tech industry I’ve been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, director of software engineering, and C-level technical business and open source strategy consultant. I’m the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O’Reilly Open Source Award (2016). I am a moderator and author for opensource.com and a frequent speaker at open source conferences and events.

Currently I live in lovely Portland, OR.

My hobbies and interests include but are not limited to (in no particular order):

  • Roasting, brewing, and drinking coffee
  • Doctor Who
  • Open Source, Open Access, Open Community, Open Data, Open Education
  • Cooking
  • Exploring the intersection of openness, technology, community, and business
  • Formula 1 Racing
  • My amazing cats, Percy and Nigel