Note: I'm the guy in on the left.
I was born in San Jose, CA but these days live in rainy Portland, OR.
I'm a software engineer, first and foremost. But I Iove all aspects of the software business, which is why I expect to continue to work at startups where I can sink my teeth in to a wide range of software & software business problems.
I've been heavily involved in open source projects (Selenium & Struts/WebWork) and have written a couple of books on the subject. My past two startups have been involved in the website testing and performance world.
Most importantly: I have a wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters.