It can truly be said that there are few men in the world who can match the exploits of our hero, Anthony Stevens. Present at the birth of life, he twittered the event and tagged it on del.icio.us as “awesome”. He swung from the hanging gardens of Babylon, patched up the broken walls of Jericho (before there were any Home Depots around, mind you!) and threw roses at Caesar’s feet upon his return from Gaul — and later won five golden drachmas from him in a game of knucklebones. For this, Anthony was exiled to Alexandria, and on his way out of town he angrily left a Babe Ruth (if you know what I mean) in the Pools of Diocletian. They never found out who did it.
In the middle ages, he taught the Mayans to predict eclipses, the Irish to write, the Arabs to count, and Moors to build. Deftly evading the Black Plague, he travelled to Wittenberg, and held the nail while Martin Luther wielded his famous hammer. He sat in on the first screening of “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” at the Globe Theater and successfully lobbied William Shakespeare to change the name to “Hamlet.” Later on, he explained germ theory to Louis Pasteur using quill-and-napkin, and was the prototype for Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein. He carried the flag up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt, held the anemometer at Kitty Hawk, and cast the deciding vote for Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in the first Politburo (whoops!).
Lately, he’s been an extraordinarily talented software developer, engineer, CTO, CIO, and all-around technical and management superstar, working for a variety of local companies in the Seattle area. Anthony is a big proponent of Agile software development methods, especially unit testing and quick release cycles. He’s a longtime technical manager and likes to empower his team using broad guidelines instead of detailed instructions. He loves to draw connections between business needs and technical solutions for clients and partners. He wishes he had more whiteboards.
Anthony is interested in all things technical, but also has taken painting, drawing, and writing classes, satisfying that part of his psyche that needs an artistic outlet. He’s an avid soccer fan, and hopes to be buried in the D at Anfield after he passes.
He has a loving wife and two adorable kids, and can be found most nights with his nose in a book before peacefully nodding off to plan his next adventure.
Find me at any (or sometimes, all) of the places below: