The leader of the Engine SevenFour team, Derek has lessons to share:
- Multi-tasking is an illusion, and unproductive.
- A vacation isn't a vacation unless you're completely offline.
- You do not talk about fight club.
Derek thrives on making people's lives more pleasant by automating away the more cumbersome bits of programming. He has gone skydiving, bungee jumping, cliff diving, and backpacking across Europe (including an unplanned hike across a minefield in Sarajevo); still on his “to-do” list is a vision quest, like Carlos Castaneda’s. He supports Habitat for Humanity, “because everyone deserves a home,” and has a very powerful 532nm 175mW green laser on his desk, among many other interesting things. Derek can’t be encapsulated in a short bio, so we direct you here to learn more about E74’s Most Interesting Man in the World.