Russ started out tinkering with Linux & BSD systems and networking. After gaining a BS in Computer Networking, Russ entered the industry as a network engineer/architect. After over a decade Russ went back to his Linux roots and went into OpenStack and open networking. At Cerner, he is a Sr. Technology Architect on the IaaS/OpenStack Engineering team.
As a BBQ-capital native, Russ always enjoys smoking some meat while sipping a homebrew. If he's not watching the Royals with his wife and kids, Russ is probably bicycling, playing bass guitar, rennovating his old house, or geeking out with audio & video.