I’m an Information Security professional with more than 20 years of experience. I currently enjoy exploring cloud technology and web app security. I hold several AWS certifications.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate AWS Certified Devloper - Associate AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate AWS Certified Security - Specialty

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01 May 2016 . Education . Scratch: Kids Get the Programming Itch

Every year our children’s grammar school offers mini-courses taught by volunteers in a variety of subjects. This year I had the pleasure of teaching a programming course for 3rd-5th graders. I had 70 minutes to educate kids on some computer related topic. Most of the students had already completed Hour of Code so I wanted to find something simple enough for 3rd graders but interesting enough to keep 5th graders’ attention. I eventually settled on teaching an Introduction to Scratch. I felt it was perfect. It used graphical blocks containing code statements like HoC…

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Papers and Conferences

Presenter and workshop participant. (paper)

LISA ‘14 Security Workshop Organizer
Organizer of a day-long workshop focused on security at the USENIX LISA ‘14 Conference.

LISA ‘12 Security Workshop Organizer
Co-Organizer of a day-long workshop focused on security at the USENIX LISA ‘12 Conference.

LISA ‘10 - Tech Session - Experiences with Eucalyptus: Deploying an Open Source Cloud
Co-authored paper with Rick Bradshaw that discussed deployment of Eucalyptus cloud system.


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