Shawn Hurst

Technical Solutions Architect, F5 Networks

Shawn has been working in software development and networking for the last 25 years, with companies as varied as Time Warner, BAE Systems, Visual Networks, Riverbed, and AppDynamics. His career has spanned creation of broadband networks, writing code for standards such as DOCSIS, working in SLED, and developing network and application performance management tools. Most recently, he has been working in the Chicago market, helping customers improve the performance of their applications, and the networks that support them.

He believes in tabs, not spaces, the Oxford comma, and always having a d20 on hand for whatever arises.

Originally from Virginia, he now lives in rural Wisconsin on a hobby farm with his wife, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 18 chickens, and a lot of fish.