Member Since: April 30, 2007
Country: United States
I'm a math, science, and technology enthusiast who builds websites. Formerly I was the Director of Information Technology here at SparkFun and before that I was an Image Processor for the Cassini Mission to Saturn.
Senior Application Developer / Analyst
University of Michigan Center for Statistical Genetics
English, Spanish, bits of Greek and Swahili
Several NES games including all the MegaMans and Dr. Mario
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SparkFun joins a slew of websites across the net protesting the FCC's plans to gut Net Neutrality
Net neutrality and the open internet: why it's important, how it's at risk today, and what you can do about it right now.
A shake-up at GitHub highlights ongoing gender bias in the tech industry, prompting a response from SparkFun
SparkFun has reacted quickly to protect ourselves and our customers against the Heartbleed vulnerability
Arduino Day was pretty successful. Unfortunately, everything is broken.
How SparkFun has maintained a high dog:human ratio as the company has grown up.
A small contingent from SparkFun will be in Amsterdam in February for FITC 2014. If you're in that neck of the woods maybe we can drop in on your Hackerspace!
A look behind the scenes as a bunch of stuff went on sale, leading to SparkFun's biggest week ever.
The devs switch underlying databases for SparkFun.com and somehow, miraculously, the sky stays put firmly up above.
A sudden common birthday at SparkFun sparks a statistical surprise.
Musings on inventory tracking behind the scenes after another annual SparkFun Inventory Day is in the books.
Free Day 2013 has come and gone right under everyone's nose. Insights into US lottery law and the latest on education tours in the future.
SparkFun has now decided to take an official position on the matter and stands with our fellow citizens of the internet by opposing SOPA and PIPA!
It's Free Day 2012! Tips on how to stay connected to SparkFun in a variety of ways during the mayhem.
In early December Nate and Chris paid ThinkGeek a visit at their HQ in Fairfax, Virginia. Here's a rundown of what happened!
SparkFun is committed to open source - not just in terms of hardware, but content and software as well.
A couple of us SparkFun folks made it out to Maker Faire Detroit! Here's some highlights from the experience.
The Free Day Quiz has returned! Browse through all of the questions that were available during the chaos and test your knowledge.
A whole new version of sparkfun.com is released! Wish lists! Other stuff! New server hardware! Plus a visualization of the development of the entire code base up to this point.
A crash course in how SparkFun's IT department went from total amateur hour to... not-as-amateur hour.... and how we're hiring for a couple of IT positions by unconventional means.
A look at some of the gear used by the SparkFun IT department to keep the website and SparkFun HQ rolling along