Who am I?
This is a question which I still do not have a complete answer for. In fact, this blog is one part of my search for a thorough understanding of both my self and the world around me. I believe that these two items, or areas, are inexorably linked. Whether I believe that my thoughts affect the world, that the world affects my thoughts or that my thoughts of the world define me – I see that the two are very closely related. Here we will discuss our thoughts of the world and see what comes of it…
Or, for the less abstract:
Chris Grundemann specializes in the design, implementation, and operation of large IP, Ethernet, and Wireless Ethernet networks and is deeply involved in the policy and politics surrounding internetworking and the Internet. He is JNCIE #449 and is currently engaged with CableLabs as a Network Architect focusing on technical leadership and contributions to standards & specifications within many current Ethernet and IP networking areas, specifically: Carrier Ethernet, VPNs, MPLS, and IPv6. Immediately prior to CableLabs, Chris was responsible for setting forward looking architectures and leading technology development efforts at tw telecom inc.. Chris has also worked as a Network Engineer for Virtela Communications and as the Manager of Network Systems and Operations at WavMax Broadband/Hometown Access.
Chris is the author of Day One: Exploring IPv6 and Day One: Advanced IPv6 Configuration, as well as several IETF Internet Drafts, various industry papers, a CircleID blog, and several other publications. He is the founding Chair of the Colorado chapter of the Internet Society, a board member for the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF), an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), an appointed member of the NANOG Program Committee (PC), Co-Chair of the UPnP IPv6 Task Force, and a member of the CEA Pv6 Transition Working Group. Chris also maintains a personal weblog aimed towards Internet related posts typically focusing on network operation and design, tech-policy and the future of the Internet.
Perhaps more importantly: I am a Father, a Brother and a Son (in reverse chronological order). I am a lover, a fighter and a friend (in no particular order). I am also passionate about the Internet and a strong believer in it’s power to aid in the betterment of humankind.
Please feel free to contact me about speaking engagements, business ideas, book deals, media interviews and any other potentially interesting opportunities.NOTE: All views contained here on this website are mine and mine alone, they in no way represent the views of any of my employers, colleagues, associates, friends, neighbors, pets or anyone else. In fact, they may not even represent my own opinions by the time you read them.