About

Selfie of me wearing a hoodieI’ve spent most of my twenty-plus years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses, and helping companies understand, use, release, and contribute to free and open source software in a way that’s good for both their bottom line and for the community. Now, as the Director of Open Source Strategy for Juniper Networks, I leverage my nearly 30 years of free and open source software experience and a strong business background to help Juniper be successful through free and open source software.

I’m a community moderator and author for opensource.com], an author for Linux Journal, the former Vice President of the Open Source Initiative, and a frequent and popular speaker at free/open source conferences and events. I’m the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O‚ÄôReilly Open Source Award (2016). I blog about free/open source, business, and technical management at {anonymous => ‘hash’};.

Book Cover: Forge Your Future with Open SourceI am the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the first book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects. Think of it as the missing manual of open source contributions and community participation. The book is published by The Pragmatic Programmers and is now available.

The best new Software Development booksThe book is #1 on the BookAuthority list of 18 Best New Software Development Books To Read In 2018.

Currently I live in lovely Portland, Oregon with my amazing cats, Percy and Nigel. I am not interested in relocating.