Radford Castro is the Director of Engineering for TwiT.TV (This Week In Tech with Leo Laporte) and manages a multifacted team comprised of studio engineers, system administrators and web developers.
Prior to Twit, Radford founded the technology news site Lazy Tech Guys and worked as a web developer and Editor-In-Chief while covering Microsoft technologies, social networking, business analysis, tech policy, internet security, interactive entertainment and anything intriguing.
Radford founded Lazy Tech Guys with Victor Bognot and Sean Wilburn under the notion of providing content for lazy techies and shortcuts. Since then, the site has gone through several designs, angles and has reached at its height an Alexa ranking of 50k. He has since then handed off lead duties to Tony Hannides.
Since 1995, he has coded for the web since the days when Netscape dominated the browser market. He has worked in various companies ranging from several startups to large enterprises heavily armed with senior experience as a lead designer, business analyst, systems programmer and database administrator.
Closely working with top executives and key stakeholders, Radford has helped variety of companies, dealing with various teams from various marketspaces that are specialized (but not limited to) retail, medical, logistics and security.
Prior to Lazy Tech Guys, Radford was the Chief Web Architect for Homeland Security where he designed the Pipeline Application – a financial compliance tool which helped the Coast Guard certify funds in the hundreds of millions.
The app led to the Joel Magnussen Innovation Award given by Commandant Thad Allen.
Radford is also a published author under the book Let Me Play: Stores of Gaming and Emulation and is working towards his second book.
During his spare time, Radford enjoys spending time with his wife Odessi and his two children.