Given my demanding roles as a computer science professor and father, I try as much as possible to dedicate the time left over for writing to the deep work of actually writing. Accordingly, I’m harder to reach than most authors: I don’t have a general purpose email address and I don’t use any social media.  I also tend to avoid many of the extracurricular activities common to my profession.

(See Neal Stephenson’s essay, “Why I’m a Bad Correspondent”, for some more justifications regarding this minimalist approach.)

Below are the ways you can still reach me, along with some relevant instructions…

Interesting Links

One of the things I love about blogging is that my readers send me links to articles, books, interviews, etc., they think might interest me, given the topics I write about. This is where I find a lot of my best material. Please keep these coming to

Note: I really appreciate these pointers, but due to time constraints, I’m usually not able to respond.

Interview Requests

Please send requests for radio, print, and podcast interviews to

Speaking Agent

Wesley Neff
The Leigh Bureau

Note: At the moment, I’m taking a break from speaking to focus my limited writing time on a new writing project. I will update this page when I’m once again seeking new speaking engagements.

Literary Agent and Rights Inquiries

Laurie Abkemeier
DeFiore and Company
212-925-7744 x110