I graduated from Caltech with a degree in Mathematics in 1988.
Shortly after graduating I joined the Computer Graphics Laboratory (later the Data Visualization Laboratory) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. That was right around the time of the Voyager II/Neptune encounter, which I got to work on. Those days are some of the most memorable days of my early career.
I then moved on to working for Cheshire Engineering in Pasadena. Great group of folks. Got to do some really cool stuff. Talk to me about the project where I wrote a network stack similar to LocalTalk using a Zilog Z1601 and an 6802 processor.
That was followed by a whole bunch of not so memorable career moves. I think I worked on a computer game and some web site stuff; the whole period is a little blurry. I also seem to remember teleprompters and serial interfaces to video recorders and real time 3D polygon renderers on a 80486.
About that time I met my wife Deborah; we were married in 1994. We bought a house in Glendale around 1996, and after another series of career choices that largely involved me taking jobs because they helped me learn something interesting, I finally found myself the CTO of Cartifact, an absolutely brilliant group of visual mapmakers and designers.
Of course you can find me on LinkedIn and Facebook. I also have my own web site at Chaos In Motion, and I also run a personal blog there that revolves around technical stuff I find interesting.