I am happily married to Kristi Cone and we have two cats, Monki and Alf. I have been a web developer since 1997 and am passionate about programming and strategy. One of the advantages of my current working situation is the ability to work from anywhere. I’ve used that to become a frequent volunteer at disaster relief efforts across the United States. I’ve spent time helping people recover from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, ice storms, and wildfires. In addition to volunteering, I also try to contribute to several open source software projects. I’m a passionate advocate for the open source model. Some of my favorite open source projects are: Ubuntu, PHP, WordPress, Drupal and many others. I also love to make things (real and digital), both to make life easier and to take on challenges.