With a background in programming, I somehow ended up working for a networking company, and have never looked back. Having joined F5 Networks in December of 2004, I quickly fell in line with the application aware scripting capabilities (iRules) that help make F5 devices as flexible as they are. As an iRules zealot I get to work to further the technology, guide Product Development on potential roadmap decisions, and evangelize to the community and, frankly, anyone that will listen about how you can use the power of the network to better applications everywhere. Starting first in Unix (BSDi/FreeBSD) technical support for a shared web hosting company and working up through sys-admin and eventually to software engineer, I've steeped in applications and automation but also in the importance of making good on commitments to end users, implied or otherwise for nearly 15 years now. I tend to approach every project, whether it be deployment design, application troubleshooting, network optimization or the like, with a mind towards the end goal: delivering applications to users as effectively and efficiently as possible.