About Me

My story is probably similar to a lot of yours; I got started with the Internet by reading email lists. Email lists led to newsgroups. Newsgroups led to a website, built with simple HTML. HTML led to Javascript which led to PHP which led to PostgreSQL and so on and so forth. Since then I’ve used things like Perl, Java, ASP, Oracle, and all other hodgepdoge of technologies to implement websites and web based applications at companies you’ve heard of like Sprint, Verizon, and WebMD, as well as companies you maybe haven’t heard of like Kforce and Auction Management Solutions. Currently I live in Ellicott City, Maryland, running U.S. operations for credativ, a powerhouse of open source technology experts.

I spend a fair amount of my free time on the internet, mostly directed toward open source software, and generally having to do with the PostgreSQL database project. Along with maintaining this blog, I’ve also worked on a couple of books for Apress Publishing, written a few articles, spoken at industry conferences like Velocity, Highload++, OSCon, PGCon, and php|works. [Gory Details Here] When I am not involved in all of that I like to spend my time with my wife and three kids. Suffice it to say that if you have three kids, you understand the hodgepodge needed for that is even more diverse than my technical background, and the details are too gory to be listed on-line. :-)