In the last ten years I've worked at several startups, some of which succeeded and some of which folded. I'm now working at an established medium sized company; still working hard and fast and in the cloud, but with more stable resources! I was previously a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Motorola Mobility.
In recent years I've had about three dozen technical articles published, received one US Patent (my fifth) and have four more patents somewhere in the process. I've also given technical presentations at a variety of forums ranging from local User Groups to JavaOne (I spoke at JavaOne twice, winning both Rock Star and Duke's Choice awards).
I now write a tips column for SearchAWS.com which is an on-line magazine covering the Amazon cloud.
My interests range across technical topics, writing and music. I've learned a number of wind instruments in the last few years and am working on producing a collection of songs.
I've also been spending a lot of time learning the Scala programming language and writing technical articles about the process.