Keith Oxenrider

  

Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

A biochemist with an MBA (both from Va Tech) I am self-taught in all things IT.  After unsuccessfully attempting to enter the biotech industry (a PhD is required, MBA is an afterthought; should have stayed in the graduate biochem program) I entered the IT field and worked my career ‘backwards’.  I started a project manager, then evolved to technical lead, then heads-down coder.  Currently I am in-between acting as a systems engineer.  I consider myself a C/C++ programmer (over 12 years of experience) and a bit of a speed freak.  I have over a decade working with databases (primarily Sybase and MS SQLServer) designing, creating, optimizing and briefly administering over a dozen databases.  I also have a strong interest in infosec and was a CISSP.  I have been studying integrated circuit fabrication with the eye toward combining it with biological molecules.