My name is Rob Kennedy. I am a software engineer currently working at SAIC.
I’ve been interested in computers since my parents brought home a Coleco ADAM computer many many moons ago. I really dove into computers in high school with QuickBASIC, Visual Basic, Pascal, and C. I wrote my own language (called Proto) and compiler for x86 machine code my senior year in high school (I must have been bored!)
At work, I am the lead architect and author of the Module Oriented Sites for SAIC (MOSSAIC) ASP.net development framework. The MOSSAIC library is written in C# with ASP.net pages developed in VB.net and provides a complete user-customizable document/content management system as well as giving the web developer a suite of controls to rapidly build fast and reliable web applications. Among other duties, I am also the lead architect for implementing new microsoft-centric technologies/development within our division.
I have an entrepanural spirit and have run successful businesses in the past. From 1998-2003 I ran my own web hosting/internet services company. Having a full T1 in your basement has its pros and con$. From 2005-2008 I ran an automotive performance shop and e-commerce store. My interests are varied to say the least.
In my spare time, aside from doing geeky computer-related hobbies, I can be found wrenching on one of my race cars, hiking, cooking, shooting, or grappling in brazilian jiu-jitsu.