Hi, my name is Colin Dixon and I’m a Principal Engineer at Brocade focused on software networking and open source including OpenDaylight, where I serve as a commiter-at-large on the technical steering committee. I’m also a computer science researcher focusing on distributed systems, networking, operating systems and security. Previously, I was a researcher at IBM Research’s Austin Lab.

When I’m not sitting in front of a computer, I occasionally make it into the wilderness for an ultralight backpacking trip. I picked it up largely through my Dad (that’s me on the front page) who co-founded the backpacking magazine Backpacking Light. Also, you can find some (poorly organized and labeled) pictures of hikes around Seattle here, and some more recent ones I’ve taken with my beautiful wife on my Picasa page.