Brian Tafoya

Cape Canaveral. FL

My Personal Life

I am a musician playing with several different bands in the Space Coast. Music is one of my greatest passions, something I will always cherish. I play several instruments but I favor the Guitar and Bass Guitar.

I moved to Cape Canaveral, Florida, in September of 2011 from Phoenix, Arizona where I lived for 13 years. In those years I made a great many friends and made some great music! There I played with several groups such as Smokehouse, Chuck E Baby and the Allstars, Urban Roots, Stormwatch, just to name a few.

As you may have seen from this site, I write some poetry as well as music.

I have three wonderful children who have grown up to be very loving a passionate adults of their own. Truly, I am blessed!

My Professional Life

Basically I am an old school Software Engineer developing software since 1990 while also working as a Journeyman Electrician and member of the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers. My early programming experience was around programmable logic controls, field monitoring, and data acquisition. I jumped on the Internet early on while hosting the Political BBS, a multi-line dial-up BBS service, and grew quickly learning HTML, Perl, Coldfusion, and PHP, while still developing desktop applications and server software in C and C++.

There are few other activities I have been involved with… I was an instructor with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry for several years, ran a small Internet Service for three years only to shut it down during the dot bombs, and last was a partner in a Phoenix Computer Services company, Smart Guys Computing.

I have been a consultant in the greater Phoenix area working for clients such as IBM, Toshiba, and Insight just to name a few.

My last business was a consulting company, PremaSolutions, a provider of computer related technologies from networking to software for small to medium size business. Although I am on a medical hiatus, I imagine that I will return to the technology consulting business eventually. (Health providing!)

I am a strong advocate of Open Source Software, in particular the Linux OS, contributing development to many Open Source Projects throughout the years along with providing technical support and guidance.