Steven Osborn 27 May 2009
Hacker of random things
Steven Osborn is a seasoned engineer with a passion for software development. He tends to program at work, in his spare time and sometimes in his sleep. Steven has a number of years of experience developing web and mobile applications.
What are you up to?
What are you into?
Programming languages, gadgets, technology. Most recently I’m especially passionate about Python, Django and iPhone development.
What do you like most about Portland?
I love the strong technical community and Open Source roots in Portland. Being from the mid-west also I appreciate the mild weather.
What do you regret most?
Not taking enough chances earlier in life. Failure is part of life and a necessary growing process. In fact you tend to learn more from your failures than your successes. So the only true failure is not chasing opportunities.
Who is your hero?
My wife. She makes everything happen and she always knows where everything is. She is very patient and very understanding.
Some people say that having a family can be a big hindrance on your professional career, but I really feel my wife’s encouragement and unwavering support has been an amazing catalyst in my life.