Nerd and Geek to the core. Three awesome kids and an amazing wife. I love to learn and that is what I do for fun in life.
I have been a part of professional IT since my second year of college almost three decades ago. I have been lucky to work in a variety of industries such as
- financial (Vanguard Investment Group)
- consumer sales (QVC Network)
- telecom (AT&T Network Systems)
- manufacturing (Ensign-Bickford Aerospace)
- health care (Envolve Health / Centene)
- and worked for myself (Explosivo ITG)
During this time I held about every role that one can hold in IT and was lucky to do some pretty interesting stuff. I’ve written software to network detonators, coded software to scan firewall logs for naughty users, and processed gigantic GIS files from the Government. I have built WANs that covered the country, built firewalls, and wrote software to compile websites from config files (two decades before Jekyll came into style - which rocks BTW). I’ve also run computer labs at colleges and fed 12 floppy disks of Microsoft Word into a Windows 3.1 system. Man, has it been a long trip.
Currently my focus is on creating the perfect environment for developers to succeed. For them to be successful they need to deliver the right product at the right time. So very much goes into it.
I have followed this philosophy for about 13 years now, studied with Chaun Yen Monestary for four years and was ordained as a lay-teacher in the Buddhist Association of the United States. Amazing place to visit if you are near Carmel, NY.