I have 20 years experience in software development, mostly doing commercial software product development. I have been blessed with a wide variety of opportunities. In addition to 5 years of developing network management software for ARINC, I spent 10 years developing Identity Management software for Access360, OpenNetwork Technologies, BMC Software, and now OptimalIdM. I was one of the architects that developed the product that is now known as Tivoli Identity Manager.
In addition to software development and architecture I have also been involved in several standards efforts. At Access360 I worked on DSML V2 and one of its predecessors, DAML. At OpenNetwork and BMC I was involved in OASIS standards for SPML, SAML, and WSDM. I was also the BMC representative to OATH and the Liberty Alliance.
Oddly enough I didn’t start out wanting work in the software industry. I actually earned my BS and MS in Aerospace Engineer at the U. of Florida. After earning my masters I had two job offers, one to work in Huntsville on the ISS and one at a small defense contractor in Torrance CA. Well one trip to Alabama and one trip to Southern California, and I decided to write software for a living instead.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my random identity musing. If you want to drop me a line, my email is my first initial and last name at Yahoo.