Photo by David Reid

About Me

I work in the Open Source Strategy and Marketing office at AWS, where I advise teams on how to be better upstream citizens.

I occasionally blog at, and I use Twitter.

My photos are on Flickr and Instagram.

I'm a member, former Director, and currently the Vice President of Conferences, of the Apache Software Foundation. I'm somewhat active on the Apache Web Server documentation project, although a lot less active than I used to be. I'm responsible for ApacheCon and Feathercast.

I've written several books, as well as some short stories.

I speak at a lot of conferences.

I hack on various Open Source things.

I grew up in Kenya, and started the first website, ever, about Kenya, back in 1992. It's gone, but not forgotten.

My wife is an artist. She sells stuff on her website. You should buy some.