I grew up in northern Wisconsin and subsequently have lived in southwest Wisconsin, northeast Florida, North Carolina, southern California and now Colorado. After working in the insurance industry for 14 years as an Actuary, I decided to take some time off, studied web development, then found new passions in late 2010 in the world of wearable technology*. I’ve been living in the Boulder/Denver Colorado area since 2009.
*So what is wearable technology?
Or as I like to call it sometimes, Funktional Fashion – it’s adding electronics to clothing, which right now for me is mostly LEDs and related paraphernalia like microcontrollers, motion detectors, microphones and other sensors. Electro-luminescent wire (EL wire), LED strips, motors, etc. are also on the table. This field combines fashion, creativity, technology, coding and electronics into exciting, fun and tangible packages. eTextiles is a related term but since I am not fabricating textiles or fabric and most all my stuff is wearable, I usually stick with wearable technology.