Scott has been around the globe and around the block when it comes to programming—and a lot of other things. His computer skills go back to learning Smalltalk-80 at the University of Washington, where he gained an appreciation for the benefits of environment-oriented programming. Since then, he’s earned a Master’s in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, was an engineer at Sun Microsystems and has held several training and engineering positions with NeXT Computer and Apple.
Scott keeps active by hiking, swimming, skiing and playing every musical instrument with strings. (Some better than others.) A true hippie at heart, his life soundtrack features classic rock’s most iconic artists, from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Crosby, Stills & Nash. He also travels widely and tends to favor inclines, whether it’s glaciers, the volcanic beauty of Haleakala National Park in Hawaii or the mountains of the northwestern United States. And wherever he goes in the world, he indulges in the local food. His mission is to savor the common elements that bring all humans on this planet together. (Or, as he puts it, he’s eating his way to world peace.)