Background

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General

At some point, I started measuring my life in decades. I spent ten years as a commercial photographer. In the 1980s, after Grad School, I started a technology training and consulting company that allowed me to be a part of the evolving personal computer industry. During that time I spent ten years as a database and project management trainer, consultant, and developer. I moved into the emerging networking world spending ten years designing and implementing network infrastructures and security strategies around Cisco and Microsoft systems. My company and later the UW allowed me to spend over 30 years developing and teaching technology courses for businesses, industry conferences, colleges, universities, and other training organizations.

During all of that time the following has always remained constant:

  • I am first and foremost a student - since 1955
  • I am second a teacher - since 1985

In each role, I've been fortunate to able to work with great people in interesting environments using interesting technologies. My good fortune has allowed me to teach or train in over thirty cities in the North America as well as seven countries on three continents—all on someone else’s nickel. Staying ahead of the curve on technology has always gotten me past the tough times.

"We are the people our parents warned us about."
--Jimmy Buffett

Wandering through the ruins of Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland

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Writing Projects

Bob's Books

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Key Clients over the years

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but just some of my more interesting clients and projects.

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Resume

I encourage all students, at all levels, to have their resume available and updated -- a lifetime work in progress. Over the years, I've seen too many opportunities lost or diminished by not being able to put a current resume in an interested party's hands at the moment they are thinking about you. By the same token, I was able to spend three of the best months of my life in South Africa in part because I was able to get a resume to London within minutes of the opportunity posting.

I also suggest that people place their resume in a place where others can see it and comment on it. To avoid being a hypocrite I do the same, here is mine. Please feel free to comment as you see fit. Resume

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