About Me

My name is Steve. I am a Principal Engineer at Relativity and an Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at DePaul University.

My primary area of responsibility at Relativity is the storage system behind RelativityOne, Relativity’s cloud-based software-as-a-service e-Discovery product. I have designed and implemented a number of components in both the structured (SQL) and unstructured (object / file) storage backends. Before Relativity, I worked in the financial industry for 15 years, primarily for the financal research firm Morningstar. I am a CFA charterholder, but I rarely use these skills professionally nowadays.

At DePaul, I teach three courses: SE 480: Software Architecture I, SE 457: Service-Oriented Architecture, and SE 441: Continuous Delivery and DevOps. I have been teaching at DePaul since 2017.

For more about my professional history, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

I have blogged on-and-off since 2004. Over the last 15+ years, I have published a number of blog post series and projects on this website. I also have a number of open source projects on GitHub.

Recent Blog Posts

Monday 2024-07-15 Assorted Links
Assorted Links links
Published: 2024-07-15
Monday 2024-07-15 Assorted Links

Assorted links for Monday, July 15:

  1. “We’re Living in a Nightmare:” Inside the Health Crisis of a Texas Bitcoin Town
  2. Ubuntu 24.10 To Enable Frame Pointers For More Packages: tl;dr: don’t use -fomit-frame-pointer anymore.
  3. State of Text Rendering 2024
  4. Scalpers Work With Hackers to Liberate Ticketmaster’s ‘Non-Transferable’ Tickets
  5. Exploring the challenges in creating an accessible sortable list (drag-and-drop)