I'm Christopher De Vries. I once was an astronomer, earning my Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I went on to do postdoctoral work at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and to become a tenured professor at California State University Stanislaus before giving it all up to become a reclusive hermit.
I've also helped characterize the debris in low Earth orbit at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, I've written iPhone and iPad apps for Tech 2000 (now lumious), pushed back the frontiers of human and machine knowledge for Hindsait, and now I keep the internet running with my team at Secunetics.
My professional interests include:
- statistical modeling and analysis
- network security
- systems monitoring and alerting
- programming (mostly python and Go)
In my spare time I tend to program small microcontrollers to make lights blink on and off in assorted and interesting colors. At work I do the same thing, just in higher resolution. I also have a web site where I largely forget to post updates.