Born and bred in Boston, Chuck’s first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000 with 2KB of memory, a tape recorder, and a Fortran compiler. Other computers included the Texas Instruments TI99/4A, the Commodore 64, a bevy of classic 8 bit game consoles, and finally for college the Macintosh SE/30. Needless to say, he got beat up a lot.
At Dartmouth College, he was the unofficial tech support for his dorm, and typeset books for professors instead of working in the cafeteria for work study. Initially a Spanish and Chemistry major, he switched to Film Studies, finished the major by junior year, and spent his senior year working on a year long independent senior fellowship.
After graduation, he worked for a while in design, and then for a pharmaceutical packaging consulting firm (bet you didn’t know there was such a thing) before moving to Seattle and joining a biotech startup, first in IT, then marketing and operations. In 2001, he moved to Palo Alto to study at Stanford Business School with every intention of moving back to Seattle or Boston. That hasn’t happened.
Now, he is living his dream, working for Red Hat as Senior Manager, Product Marketing Manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack (that’s a mouthful). He is now tech support for his family, which includes his intrepid oenophile husband Jeff, his fearless monster cat Harry, and his favorite nephew Danial who just graduated from college and is looking for his first job in the Bay Area.
In between product launches and business trips, he expounds on technology, food, wine, politics, and other trivialities most often while sauteing something in rendered goose fat.
This is a personal blog, and Red Hat does not endorse or control anything Chuck says here. Starfleet cadet’s honor.