My name is Chris Miller (get it? "tophermiller" I don't get it).
I'm a software engineering manager in Silicon Valley CA, specializing in Java and database-backed web applications.
To keep current with new technology, and also for personal benefit, I have a number applications I've built in my free time as well.
This site highlights my career and some of these hobby coding projects.
I have another site for my personal life with my wife, two dogs, family and friends.
It's at topherchelle.com.
It makes for a nice place to host my photo album software, which you'll read about here.
2012/05/06 Just pushed four new posts live on my software management blog at blog.tophermiller.com
For the real detail, please view my resumé
Synopsis: BS, UCLA and MS USC, Computer Science. Eight years at Xerox, then finally
left the big-company doldrums behind for the lure of dot com excitement.
Spent time at four startups since 1998.
Every one led to acquisition, but never a home run. With every acquisition, I stayed on at
the new company until I was no longer needed. The most recent,
Aplia, continues to this day as a thriving division of Cengage Learning.
I recently started blogging about
my experiences as an engineering manager
and also about my hobby as an
amateur poker player.