My name is Chad Cravens. I live in Charleston, South Carolina and I have recently started a company called Open Source Systems (http://www.ossys.com). Essentially, I’m working to help government leverage the power of open source libraries, products and systems to enhance the software development lifecycle and software security of the United States Federal Government. I have a passion for software and have worked in information security and software engineering my entire professional life 🙂
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. After that I entered government services as a civilian federal employee with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR). I left government service to support several different roles as a defense contractor.
I’m hoping to network with other people that share the same passion and vision to help the government streamline how software is created and managed. Please feel free to contact me directly or reach me via LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/chadcravens/).