SchoolI am a graduate of UC Berkeley (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science option C, class of 1995, with honors [they even put a sticker on my diploma that says so]).
WorkI am currently starting at Nerati, a software startup in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. Prior to that I was at AmberPoint, Inc. (acquired by Oracle in 2010). Before then (2001-2002) I was at a smaller startup, CrossWeave, but it was not meant to be. My first real job (July 1995-February 2001) was at Forte Software, the coolest enterprise software development tools company ever to be acquired and digested by Sun Microsystems.
FamilyMy sister is the only other person in my family cool enough to have her own home page.
I grew up over the east bay hills in Walnut Creek, to which I occasionally return to see my parents. The cat, alas, is no longer with us.
|Jan 2013||Petra and Wadi Rum (Jordan)||Dec 2012||Israel|
|Aug-Sep 2012||Grand Teton and Yellowstone NP||June 2012||Croatia|
|Dec 2011-Jan 2012||Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore||Aug-Sept 2011||Banff, Jasper, and Yoho NP, Canada|
|July 2011||Portland and Silver Falls SP, Oregon||May-June 2011||Boston and Southern Maine|
|Dec 2010||Channel Islands and Joshua Tree NP||Sept 2010||Return to Cusco, Peru|
|Apr-May 2010||Prague, Czech Republic||Paris, France||Loire Valley, France|
|Dec 2009||Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, and Buenos Aires||Sept 2009||Niagara Falls, the Thousand Islands, and Ottawa, Canada|
|Apr 2009||Washington, DC and Shenandoah NP in Virginia||Dec 2008||Central Coast, Death Valley, and Las Vegas|
|Sept 2008||Montreal and Quebec||Nov-Dec 2008||runis and nature of Oaxaca, Mexico|
|May 2008||Kauai including Napali coast trail||Dec 2007||colonial towns of Mexico|
|Sept 2007||Seattle, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver, BC||May 2007||ancient and modern cities of China|
|Nov 2006||Guatemala and Honduras||Sep 2006||New Mexico and Mesa Verde|
|Mar 2006||Belize and Guatemala||Dec 2005||Puerto Rico and Vieques|
|Sep 2005||Alaska||Dec 2004||Yucatan peninsula, Mexico|
|May 2004||Zion and Grand Canyon NPs||Sep 2003||Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru|
|Apr 2002||London, Netherlands, and Nice||Nov 2000||Nepal and Thailand|
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I was once a marginally active member of Eta Kappa Nu, the national EECS honor society, especially when food was involved.