I am a Speaker, Author, Developer and Designer among other things. Unfortunately these terms do not define me, but describe who I am now.
Let's see though. There are some things that I can answer. I live in Sunny San Diego (formerly hot and sunny Texas) with my beautiful wife Heather and my sons Jakob (the cutest boy in the world) and Alexander (the cutest baby in the world), and I am the Senior UX Developer at Voxox.
I am an international speaker on technology, having spoken at:
- ApacheCon Europe 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany.
- ApacheCon US 2005 in San Diego.
- ApacheCon US 2006 in Austin, TX.
- Ohio Linux Fest 2007 in Columbus, OH.
- ApacheCon Europe 2008 in Amsterdam.
- ApacheCon US 2009 in Oakland CA.
I became a committer on the Apache Software Foundation's Infrastructure Team in 2005, and I am a published author:
I am a Subdeacon in the Antiochian Orthodox Church. My faith is incredibly important to me, it is defining one could say. My proudest moment was when I was told by a friend who is atheist, that I was his favorite Christian to talk to. I believe people, and their opinions, should be respected. Here are some things I have said about my trek into orthodoxy:
Heather and I were part of a thriving, dynamic mission that seems to double in number every year or two in Kentucky. Upon moving to Texas we joined an Antiochian Parish in Dallas. After the move to San Diego, I am currently serving as Subdeacon (hopefully Deacon sometime soon), at St. George Orthodox Church.
I attended Asbury College in Wilmore Kentucky where I studied Art and English mainly, with a little Media Communications thrown in for fun. My emphasis whilst studying art were Figure Drawing and Sculpture, although I dabbled in Painting and Photography as well.
My time there was a mix of miracles and purgatory, I was fortunate to study with some of the finest artists working today in any school or emphasis; but was forced to swallow a large amount of fundementalist ideaology. I am an avid Apple user, and love to introduce people to the Nirvana that is using a mac. I have written some software for the mac, OS 9 as well as X.
I have put that on hold for the time being as I have been pouring most of my (ha!) free time into helping to develop a new blogging platform Habari which powers this site.
I think that is enough for now.