A patented software architect, Stephen is currently focused on streaming OLAP and the cloud.  He is passionate about performance, innovation, reliability, diagnosability, and teamwork. He has been a software engineer for over thirty-five years, primarily in the Silicon Valley at such notable companies as Oracle, Pyramid Technologies, Tandem, AT&T, Cisco, McAfee, Quantum, and Internap.

In addition to his beekeeping and cooking hobbies, Stephen is a passionate tea drinker. He can often be found at the Imperial Tea Court (located in the Ferry Building in San Francisco) and in the Red Blossom Tea Shop (located in China Town in San Francisco). Stephen is also an avid reader. Check out his extensive library across all types of subjects on GoodReads.