At Red Hat, I work mostly on Opensource.com, an awesome community-driven publication about all things open source. I do a little bit of everything, including research and writing about technology, technical review and editing, wrangling the various parts of our own technology stack, and a good bit of analytics to understand how our community is growing and changing over time. I also get to work directly with some of the most talented open source developers and advocates on the planet and help them tell the story of how open source technology is making the world a bettter place.
I'm also really into making cities and towns be better places. I live in Chapel Hill, a
large town small city with a well-known public university in the Triangle region of North Carolina. I like public transit, urban planning, public policy, and generally figuring out how we can do sustainability and communication better.
I also like to make maps. Once upon a time I went and got a masters degree in that, and I still do a good bit of cartography and geospatial analytics for special projects here and there.
Sometimes I speak in public. Sometimes people even listen to me when I do. Or at the very least, they politely pretend to. I'm working on putting some of my recent speaking appearances, including slides, at the conveniently-named slides.win. If you'd like me to speak to your group, get in touch.View my talks
Feel free to contact me. Preferably in five sentences or fewer. I don't always respond, but I try to. Exceptions: I get a lot of emails asking me for help choosing software, or with technical support requests for software I've written about. I'm not able to answer those kinds of questions. I also don't take requests to cover your company or product in my articles. Sorry.