I'm Peter Bierman. When I was a toddler, my parents gave me a box of electrical parts to play with, and it seems to have affected me.
At my high school,
I built their first computer network using parts from Radio Shack.
For my senior year walkabout, I was an intern at Apple on the System 7.5 team.
In college, I wrote a nifty version of the Apple CD Audio Player that could store track and title information on the Internet, which landed me a full time job at Apple working on Rhapsody, which was eventually renamed Mac OS X. My first assignment was porting the NeXT installer over to the Macintosh.
I spent more than 10 years working on Mac OS X, living in Radar and Xcode. In 2008, I left Apple to set my own goals. I started with a year off to decompress, went on a cross-country motorcycle trip, studied 3d computer graphics and machine vision, and learned basic welding.
I've also become quite fond of playing ice hockey at Ice Oasis, and going to Sharks games.
I was married from 2007 until 2018. We went on a motorcycle adventure in Australia for our honeymoon, riding 800 miles on a guided tour through the wilderness from Cairns to Cape York, the northernmost point in Australia.
There have been quite a few more adventures since, but that's mostly on Facebook now.
I have two amazing children, to which I'm a full-time dad, half of their days.