• I am a software engineer at Google. Someday, I'll get to talk about what I do there.
  • Before that, I was a developer working with the Visual Communication Lab at IBM Research.
  • I earned my master's degree in human-computer interaction at Georgia Tech in 2006.
  • In the past I've worked as a computer programmer and information designer, focused on enabling people to work with large, complicated sets of information. This has included military, financial, supply-chain management, and health science applications.
  • A while back, someone asked me what tools I use to do what I do. My answers weren't very interesting (and are already kinda out of date), but the other interviews are pretty great.
  • My interests include mobile devices, information visualization, social software, and projects that touch on all three of those things. I'm a fan of (but not an expert in) emergent behavior, urban planning, architecture, and industrial design. Someday, I will tie all of this together. Just you wait.
  • I also went to Carnegie Mellon University, where I studied computer science and poetry.
  • I'm married to somebody wonderful, who I first met in high school.
  • We had a daughter in the summer of 2009; she is brave, lovely, and ambitious.
  • I am a minimalist.
  • My playlists are typically goth, industrial, electronic, ambient, and / or the occasional bit of country.
  • I usually beat a professional soccer player in my Google rankings, but can't seem to top a notorious drill sergeant. I usually end up on the first page though.
  • In 7th grade, I received a "Political Critic of the Year" award from the 8th graders.
  • I am half-Irish, half-Slovak. My tattoos are Irish, but I cook pierogies and paprikash more often than corned beef and cabbage.
  • Most of the time, I survive by believing that people have the compassion and intelligence to make a better world for themselves.