I was with DZone for about 3.5 years. I built and managed a distributed team of DZone content contributors—Zone Leaders—who are practicing technologists and developers who write and publish most of the content you read on DZone. I lived in Vietnam for a year and a half where I worked remotely for DZone while traveling around SE Asia, and returned to the home office for a while. I am a web developer (Ruby, PHP, JS stacks) and I now work at NC State University, my alma mater, where I am also studying for a master's degree. In my personal life, I am working on my second novel.