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Back in the 90s, when John was just a young lad, he built his first ecommerce website for a gourmet food delivery service in NYC. Little did he know, this would be the first step toward a career of internet based ventures.
John started university by pursuing a degree in Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After being swayed toward Computer Science by a friend who introduced him to GNU/Linux he changed his major and took on a number of programming jobs to put himself through college. In 2008, John was selected to be a part of the Google Summer of Code Program, this marked his first commit to open source software and set him on a trajectory to continue to contribute to open source projects and related movements.
Aside from work, John organizes Open Everything events and participates in a number of user groups. He's addicted to travel and has Couch Surfed in over twenty countries. In pursuit of his passion for Open Education he is a contributor to the Peer 2 Peer University.
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