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 enjoy writing and I am working on my second novel. Additionally, I am a hobbyist web developer (Ruby on Rails). I now work at NC State University, my alma mater, and am pursuing an MBA. In the future I'd like to continue to help technology companies spread the word about their innovative products.