SchoolI am a graduate of UC Berkeley (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science option C, class of 1995, with honors [they even put a sticker on my diploma that says so]).
WorkI am currently spending my days as a small cog in the machine keeping the lights on at Google in San Francisco. (Yes, the food really is that good, and no, I can't figure out how the new Google Maps UI is supposed to work either, so I'm afraid I can't help you with it.) Prior to that I did the startup thing with Compass Quality Insight, where we proved that nobody wants to pay for a change test coverage tool that ends up telling you that you might have to re-run all your tests because somebody changed something in your core libraries. For 8 years before that, I worked for AmberPoint, Inc. (acquired by Oracle in 2010). Before then (2001-2002) I was at a smaller startup, CrossWeave, but it was not meant to be. My first real job (July 1995-February 2001) was at Forte Software, the coolest enterprise software development tools company ever to be acquired and digested by Sun Microsystems.
FamilyI grew up over the east bay hills in Walnut Creek, to which I occasionally return to see my parents. The cat, alas, is no longer with us.
|Dec 2016||Palm Springs/Joshua Tree||Nov 2016||
Panama canal cruise from Miami:
Gatun locks (Panama canal)
Roatan, Honduras (animal sanctuary)
Costa Maya, Mexico (aviary)
Florida Everglades (alligators)
|May-June 2016||Switzerland||March 2016||Death Valley and the Eastern Sierras|
|Dec 2015-Jan 2016||
Grand Canyon (south rim)
Hwy 163 and Monument Valley
Utah National Parks:
|Dec 2015||Antelope Island (Great Salt Lake)||Jan 2015||Mexican Riviera|
|September 2014||Cruise on the Norwegian fjords||September 2014||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|August 2014||Hamburg, Germany||July 2014||Crater Lake, OR|
|Feburary 2014||Costa Rica||January 2014||Hong Kong and Tokyo|
|December 2013||Thailand||October 2013||Ecuador highlands and Galapagos Islands|
|June 2013||Puerto Rico||May 2013||Vancouver and Alaska cruise|
|Jan 2013||Petra and Wadi Rum (Jordan)||Dec 2012||Israel|
|Aug-Sep 2012||Grand Teton and Yellowstone NP||June 2012||Croatia|
|Dec 2011-Jan 2012||Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore||Aug-Sept 2011||Banff, Jasper, and Yoho NP, Canada|
|July 2011||Portland and Silver Falls SP, Oregon||May-June 2011||Boston and Southern Maine|
|Dec 2010||Channel Islands and Joshua Tree NP||Sept 2010||Return to Cusco, Peru|
|Apr-May 2010||Prague, Czech Republic||Paris, France||Loire Valley, France|
|Dec 2009||Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, and Buenos Aires||Sept 2009||Niagara Falls, the Thousand Islands, and Ottawa, Canada|
|Apr 2009||Washington, DC and Shenandoah NP in Virginia||Dec 2008||Central Coast, Death Valley, and Las Vegas|
|Sept 2008||Montreal and Quebec||Nov-Dec 2008||runis and nature of Oaxaca, Mexico|
|May 2008||Kauai including Napali coast trail||Dec 2007||colonial towns of Mexico|
|Sept 2007||Seattle, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver, BC||May 2007||ancient and modern cities of China|
|Nov 2006||Guatemala and Honduras||Sep 2006||New Mexico and Mesa Verde|
|Mar 2006||Belize and Guatemala||Dec 2005||Puerto Rico and Vieques|
|Sep 2005||Alaska||Dec 2004||Yucatan peninsula, Mexico|
|May 2004||Zion and Grand Canyon NPs||Sep 2003||Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru|
|Apr 2002||London, Netherlands, and Nice||Nov 2000||Nepal and Thailand|
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I was once a marginally active member of Eta Kappa Nu, the national EECS honor society, especially when food was involved.