I started writing software for money in the late 1980’s. My first real coding job came in 1988 and I was making $9/hour to write C programs to convert massive (at the time) text files into a predecessor of HTML. From there to writing desktop applications for Windows and Macintosh.
Since 2006, I’ve worked almost exclusively as a Product Manager on development tools and mobile devices. I work with Marketing, Sales, and customers to lead the engineering teams on future releases. Having been a developer for 18 years, I bring my experience to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical parties.
An aside to my work for the last 10 years is that I’m very experienced in working in and with open source development. I’ve led teams where 100% of the work is devoted to open source projects and other teams where open source was consumed to create a legal derivative product. I’m experienced working with different open source licenses and can discuss the merits and problems with each.