This is Ken Kittlitz's domain, AKA yeti.com, AKA wendigo.com. I hold an MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, but am in constant danger of dropping it.
My main claim to fame is the Foresight Exchange, a market in which the "stocks" are claims about future events. It's the direct successor of a site called Idea Futures, which was the web's first prediction market, opening in 1994.
I and a partner, David Perry, have recently formed a company called Consensus Point to educate companies as to how prediction markets can help them with decision support and risk management.
I've worked at over half-a-dozen technology companies in my career thus far. One of the most successful was AudeSi Technologies, a start-up that focused on Java-enabled Internet devices. We sold out to Wind River Systems right at the peak of the tech boom -- what timing!
I then co-founded Javien, a company that tried to create "Web 2.0" years before that sad phrase became popular. We started right after the peak of the tech boom -- what timing! A few bumpy years ensued, but the company is still going, and I still help out sometimes.
Prior to AudeSi, I worked for Kumo, a company that built non-trivial web sites and applications (well ok, some of them were trivial, but we didn't advertise that). We had a group of good people, and our goal was to have fun and get rich. We had fun.
I've also worked for Nortel, which isn't a bad company, as far as big companies go. As far as big companies go, I went.
I brew beer at home, and consume it everywhere else.
I've played guitar in several alternative bands, all of which quickly achieved obscurity.
I have very catholic (not Catholic!) taste in music. Visit my CD collection and let me know if you think I'm suffering from multiple personality disorder.
I'm a casual treasure hunter, giving me lots of exercise and minimal return on investment.