I am a Senior Software Developer on the amazing technical team at GCA. I’ve helped lead a lot of the technical work on the AIDE project and have also helped create the Quad9 project. I’m passionate about backend development, frontend development and infrastructure development. My passion for security and programming started when I was a kid and at 11 years old I wrote a Point of Sale system for a pizza store. I would also reverse engineer games and create my own versions of them. As my career in programming progressed, I noticed a lot of organizations didn’t really care about security. I would get into technical arguments, trying to push for more security, sometimes succeeding, sometimes not. At GCA, security is taken seriously and it’s awesome how the central focus is around something that some other organizations don’t care as much about.
My past experience is in the development of social and mobile games. Learning how to secure games from constant hacking attempts has helped me immensely with keeping the infrastructure at GCA secure. I was also a Professor at Fanshawe College, teaching network programming and game development to graduate students. The best thing about GCA is the difficult technical problems. You also get to share the solutions to the world after you are done instead of keeping them.
Who inspires you?
Scientists such as Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin always inspired me to chase knowledge and to enjoy the beauty of the universe. We live in a strange world and investigating it is super interesting!
What is the last book you read?
12 Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson
What is the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you?
Take responsibility for everything in your life. No excuses, no blaming others. – Dad