About Me

I am a Principal Engineer at Ping Identity, where I primarily work on all things LDAP, including their Directory Server, Directory Proxy Server, and LDAP SDK for Java products. I am a co-founder of UnboundID Corp (which was acquired by Ping Identity in August of 2016), and before that was one of the creators of the OpenDS project at Sun Microsystems (where I also did stints as a sustaining engineer, performance engineer, and developer on the 4.x through 6.x versions of their Directory Server Enterprise Edition product). I was a technical support engineer at Netscape for their Directory Server product, and a directory server administrator and LDAP application developer at TidePoint and Caterpillar. All in all, I’ve worked with LDAP in one form or another since 1999.

I also watch a lot of movies. A lot. Over 500 movies in a theater every year since at least 2010 (mostly at the Alamo Drafthouse and Austin Film Society), and at least as many more not in a theater (on DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, legal online streaming, etc.). There was a time I would’ve said that I was addicted (like the year I did over 800 in a theater), but I’m feeling much better now.