ericOpen Source Enthusiast, Advocate, and general FOSS Maniac who enjoys web architecture, technology, and solutions. A hacker and developer who fell down the slippery slope of a “Systems Architect” job. Over 15 years of professional experience in the IT industry, including as Systems Architect for an industry-leading Fortune 100 company. Big on Cloud Strategies and Solutions (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS).

Has lived in San Diego for over 20 years and became a Co-Organizer of San Diego PHP Group in 2012. Somewhat of a scripting language and framework junkie. Ruby, Rails, Python, Django, Go, and even BASH but with a main strength are around PHP and the CakePHP framework. Also enjoy playing around with Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, Symfony, F3, and FuelPHP.

A husband and father x2 with an abiding love of Scotch and Baseball.