Forward Slash is a monthly column that incorporates a multimedia format to profile the lives, trials, and accomplishments of the rising generation of computing professionals, describing the challenges they face and the character they draw upon to do their daily work.
David Alan Grier, an associate professor of international science and technology policy at George Washington University, is a Fellow of IEEE and the author of the forthcoming book The Company We Keep. Contact him at email@example.com or on Twitter @dagrier.
Erin Dian Dumbacher is an associate director of research at the Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @erin_dian.