I am a partner in the developer relations firm Oppkey. We build online and offline developer communities for incredible clients like IBM, with some of the world's best developer communities in API, Cloud, Data, Watson, open source and more; RICOH THETA, the world's best selling 360° camera with an open source API supported by Google and an Android-based development environment; Renesas, the world's #1 automotive microcontroller manufacturer; and many more.
In the 1990s, I was a sysadmin on Sun boxes for five years, a technology analyst in Tokyo covering Japanese IT, and co-founder of an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Linux company. Open source communities were a special focus. I moved to San Francisco in 1999 and worked at Turbolinux (acquired by SRA), Intrinsic Graphics (acquired by Vicarious Visions), Tablus (acquired by EMC), and Seclarity, all software startups of varying sizes -- with a little hardware mixed in. I worked for Page One PR before founding Oppkey in early 2010. For more details, please see my LinkedIn profile.
I was born in Connecticut, raised in New Mexico. I call New Mexico home, even though I haven't lived there for quite a while. I've been in California and Japan for a lot of years, but I still miss the New Mexican green chili, the wide open skies, and the clear air. I am married to Mari Saegusa, a ceramics and printmaking artist, and live and work in the Marina in San Francisco.
I have a BA in Asian Studies and Japanese from Connecticut College and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford.
Ice Hockey (left wing, Connecticut College, ECAC Div 3), running (San Francisco Marathon 2012, Sacramento Marathon 2011, San Diego Rock & Roll Half Marathon 2010, Albuquerque Half Marathon 2011 and 2012, Honolulu marathon Dec 2006), saxophone ("some people just don't learn as fast"), Tae Kwon Do (black belt), amateur astronomy (can name most constellations in the Northern hemisphere), soccer (played on Albuquerque Academy High School State Championship team in 1984, center half back), lacrosse (one glorious year of JV), and these days it's yoga, yoga, yoga...