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Amy and Travis


  • I grew up in the small town of Bloomfield, Indiana. Bloomfield is located about 25 miles west of Bloomington, Indiana and is home to the 3rd longest railroad trestle in the world, the Greene County Viaduct.
  • Went to Rose-Hulman Insitute of Technology for my undergrad. For those that don't know, Rose is in Terre Haute, Indiana and is ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate engineering schools.
  • I moved to Arlington, Virginia after school to work for User Technology Associates. While there I helped start 2 subsidiary companies: Made EZ Software, LLC and Percuity, Inc. For both subsidiaries I worked as a Systems/Software Engineering. For Percuity, I also managed a contract with one of the world's largest financial institutions to distribute our software onto all 144,000 of their desktops. I left UTA to move closer to my future wife.
  • Next, I worked for Invicta Networks in Herndon, Virginia. While there I worked as a Software Engineer and as the Manager of the Configuration Management Department. This company, started by a former KGB defector to the U.S., was building a super-secure virtual private network that would hop IP addresses
  • . I left Invicta after a few short months when they could not meet payroll.
  • About this time I married my wonderful wife, Amy, in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • I then worked for Sensor Systems as a Software Engineer. While there I designed and built a system for cataloging and querying satellite imagery for integration with Sensor's existing Remote View product.
  • I relocated to Durham, North Carolina, to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I received a Masters in Computer Science in May 2004.
  • I work full time for GlaxoSmithKline in Research & Development IT doing Project Management for a variety of pharmaceutical-related IT projects.
  • I am also a freelance website and web application developer through my company OpenPathMedia.
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