I was the founder and head geek of Huttleston Data Design, Inc. For twenty years, we solved tricky data workflow challenges for membership organizations, self-funded insurance groups and community advocates. We specialized in big volumes of "little" data. Web payments, advocate interactions, and payroll exports all got fed through our APIs and ETL programs.
My time was split between coding, sales, system architecture, project management, developer training, and talking to customers. I launched my business on bare metal servers, and over time all our services were migrated to the cloud. Bare-metal or cloud, I'm comfortable managing the full breadth of the web stack.
For fun, I'm an avid physics and biochemistry amateur. And, I'm an active volunteer with Gilda's Club Madison. For the last three years, I've been a Gilda's ambassador and speaking publicly about my experience as a professional geek, a dad of young kids, and a cancer survivor.
Master’s Degree, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, 1988 - 1992
Bachelor’s Degree, Physics, 1984 - 1988
Activities and Societies: Sigma Xi, Vax lab, new (at the time) PC lab, ultimate frisbee, library wandering, ...
My early days were on a small horse farm in Wisconsin. Unless you have a few extra minutes, don't mention shetland ponies.