Derek has been programming (with an artistic spirit) and designing (with an engineering spirit) and managing the making of many software-type things since Y2K. Some have compared his work to sorcery, or even went so far as to call it weresoftware (and by "some have compared", we mean this is the first and only comparison of his work to the supernatural). He reps the Dirty South, hailing from Atlanta (the T's are silent). When he's not crushing his laptop keyboard, he likes to walk/light-rail around Denver to avoid getting into his car. A musical poser, he chose the path of tech but in conversation pretends to know a thing or two about music making/listening/philosophizing. He is right-handed.