Entrepreneur and Mentor in Colorado
Hi, I'm Kurt. I'm an entrepreneur, mentor, open-source enthusiast, and software architect; as well as a dad and musician.
As a former principal architect at Rackspace, I spent many years in the thick of the cloud computing revolution. Upon leaving the Rack, I discovered that most small businesses and web agencies have yet to take advantage of all that cloudy goodness that enterprises have been enjoying for years.
That's why I started Luhnar. I wanted to make the latest advances in web technologies more practical and accessible to small and medium businesses. Our first cloud service is a next-generation smart CDN that lets web agencies speed up their clients' sites without having to rewrite everything from scratch to make it cloud-native.
I'm also a big believer in open source and even maintain a project myself, called Falcon, in the Python community. Luhnar would not have been possible without building on top of a number of great community projects.
In spite of my sister's advice to the contrary (and to her complete bafflement), when I was 12 years old I spent my entire life savings on a programming book and began teaching myself how to write DOS programs in the basement of my parent's home. One thing led to another, and a few years later I found myself starting an indie game company with a friend.
During my career, I've had the opportunity to serve in a wide variety of roles in such diverse fields as video game development, drivers, system utilities, Internet marketing, cloud services, and information security.
Oh, and I hold a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, much to the chagrin of my music professor.