I've worked @confluent on event streaming systems, StraightUp/Lextile trying to help people get more out of the news, and spent too many years on my C.S. Ph.D. at Stanford, working with Phil Levis and the SING group on a scalable virtual world platform called Sirikata. I also did my C.S. undergrad at U.Va. and did some research with David Luebke and Greg Humphreys in the Computer Graphics Group.