New York City - http://www.mrbarrett.com
Damien Barrett spent his childhood moving every year or two--his family lived in places like American Samoa, England, an Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and even Yellowstone National Park for a summer. When he was 10, he moved to England and lived on an American communications base. The after school activities at the school on the base tended towards what the volunteers (from the base) could teach, and so leaned a bit heavily towards computers and technology. So at ten years old he was learning to program in BASIC, FORTRAN, and PASCAL. After moving back stateside, Damien continued his computer interests and started building computers from parts ordered out of magazines. In college, Damien toyed with getting a CS degree, but decided he liked working with people too much, and so got a teaching degree. After teaching for a few years, he moved to NYC to work with computers. Damien worked for a few years at an Apple Authorized Service Provider where he got to solve all kinds of wacky Mac problems and occasionally got to work on a celebrity's Mac or two. Presently, Damien works for a university as a Mac specialist and maintains about 500 Macs in a large, sprawling and complicated network of labs, classrooms, and faculty offices. For about a year, he was teaching Apple's Mac OS X Server classes as an Apple Certified Trainer. Damien's been blogging for more than 7 years. His identical twin brother, Cam, was one of the very first to popularize blogging as a format and he taught Damien ins and outs of blogging. He continues to be an active and leading voice in the Macintosh community.