Don Schenck is a Rackspace Developer Advocate, meaning he writes code, writes about code, speaks at conferences, teaches workshops and helps customers. Prior to Rackspace, Don worked across a broad range of industries, from developing systems to reduce civilian casualties in military engagements to building software to control machines that cut and bend reinforcing steel. Most recently, Don was involved in mobile and kiosk application development. When he is not coding or writing or speaking at a conference, he prefers to surf (waves, not the internet), lift weights and whine about things to his long suffering wife, Patti. He often wears a kilt, hates the Designated Hitter rule and loves anchovies.