I'm a technologist and futurist. I like big thinkers and big ideas.
I am the Founder of Evadot.com, SpaceUp DC, and am a Product Designer at SimplyHome. As a technologist, security consultant, speaker, writer and podcaster, I help companies realize their true role in the fast changing technology world the internet has created.
For 15 years, I have been founding software companies, designing and building data centers, performing security analysis, rolling out citywide cellular networks, and developing software.
I am the author of the forthcoming book series called "A new kind of hero"
I'm often asked about my Linux experience and I wish there was some great story to go along with my long love of Linux. In Jan of 1997 I had major surgery to repair my spine (major as in 16 hours major). I spent the next 18 months recovering. Needless to say, I had a lot of free time. I stumbled on Linux via a magazine article and had a spare 386 25Mhz monochrome laptop with 4MB of ram(8MB was the recommended minimum for Linux at the time). 25 floppies later, I had a working RedHat 4.1 installation, no GUI, but I saw the possibilities immediately. I wrote some code in C and played endlessly. Joining Linux User Groups(LUGS) and mailing lists.
I started using Linux professionally later in 1997 when I created a file server at work (I was in the Navy at the time) with a 486 that was laying around in need of repair. I didn't actually have authorization for this, and about a month later I was asked how we were the only shop to have a file server that was always up. I admitted to using Linux for the project, was actually commended for being resourceful (phew), and thus began my long tradition of doing things the way I think they should be done and asking forgiveness later.
Lately I've been obsessed with Robotics and Spaceflight which often cross paths in my life in unexpected ways.