I’m an entrepreneur focused in software. I’ve launched a handful of businesses starting at the ripe ol’ age of 12. I attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a B.S in Computer Science. My passion lies in social networks, finance, and knowledge discovery. Lately, I’ve been into data, analytics, finance, and distributed computing.
Before Persista, I helped found OpenGov and served as their Chief Technology Officer, managing and growing the product, design, and engineering teams.
You can learn more about my work life on LinkedIn.
I’m currently using a lot of Node, Ruby, and Python atop Amazon Web Services backed by MySQL & Postgres.
The handle: Ephekt (pronounced effect)
Having been on the Internet since the early 90s you accumulate a lot of stuff like handles (aliases). As your handle becomes more important you spend more time coming up with better ones… From SMRBios to Smasher5 to Ephekt was essentially my growth from being a hardware/bios hacker to an uber IRC user to a more generic name that just resonated well with me.
To contact me directly, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll try to respond quickly.