Professionally, I’m a systems and security engineer and have been so for about 25 years now. I’ve worked for software and hardware companies, consulting firms, a large ISP, an ivy league university, a pure play managed security services company, the world’s largest internet retailer, and a security hardware company. If you want to find out more about my professional life, you can check me out on LinkedIn.
I’m pretty involved in the hacker community. I founded and ran DC401, Rhode Island’s Defcon Group, for 3 years. I also founded and ran QuahogCon, which had a very successful first year in 2010. Since I’ve relocated to Seattle, I’ve had to pass those off to folks in RI to carry on without me. I was on the advisory board for AS220 Labs where I ran a weekly open hack night and taught laser cutter and electronics classes there for a couple of years while it was getting off the ground. I served on the board of directors of Black Lodge Research for a few years.
As you may have surmised, I like to tinker with electronic and embedded programming. When I can find the motivation, I like to get out on a bike and pedal around town. While that motivation ebbs and flows, I’m hoping to make it flow a little more often.