Graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in Computer Science and writing, I am currently employed in as a programmer and data analyst for the Department of Defense. In my spare time (a concept worth a laugh), I am the VP of Technology at Industrial Interface, Inc., a web-based b2b startup.
In both roles I administer and develop for the LAMP stack, particularly using CakePHP for the web programming side due to its rapid prototyping abilities. I obsess over performance more than I should for each of these projects; however, as Cake has such a large footprint, I am starting to eliminate prematuring optimization from my list of sins.
I try never to stop learning, but am also trying to produce more output (create data, rather than just consuming it). To that end, I have additional side projects in Python that I'd like to eventually publish.