Quietly brilliant. A prolific and detail-oriented developer.
Sometimes called Canadian (even though he grew up in the Carolinas), Lance is the one that gets called into the middle of a project to finish and polish it.
His work at &yet involves And Bang auth and API, messaging development, working on SleekXMPP, writing documentation, thoonk, XMPP dev, Python backend dev, and JS fronted dev.
In fact, Lance was recruited by our very own Fritzy based on his work on SleekXMPP. He can work pretty much anywhere in the development stack: low level networking and protocols, server backend in Python, web frontend with HTML/JS/CSS. He lives in the command line for most of his work.
Lance is a Master of Computer Science—his thesis work was on using XMPP for job distribution for scientific applications running across multiple grids/clusters, and his academic focus was on algorithm/data structure design and compilers. The system he wrote was used to coordinate the largest proton collision simulation conducted by the Brookhaven National Labs as of summer 2010. Um wow!
Lance has been on the OAuth mountain. Having gone inside and outside the spec and all sides of implementations, he was able to construct an outstanding piece of code that serves as the center point for And Bang 2.0. Since that point, we’ve all looked to Old Man of the Mountain to guide us toward the Truth of OAuth. (Lance, unfortunately, insists we can’t handle the truth.)
He’s a member of the XSF (XMPP Standards Foundation). Lance loves Lego, and not just for alliteration.