Stories by Ken Gagne

Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers

Many women gamers and developers, as well as those who support them, havelately come under attack from online trolls. A common intimidation tactic that trolls use is "doxxing," or publicly exposing their targets' personal details, including home address, phone number and even financial records.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Lincoln Wallen

Movie studio DreamWorks Animation is in the business of fantasy. And CTO Lincoln Wallen is responsible for making sure that the team has the tools needed to turn fantasy into reality.

10 essential WordPress plugins

WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better.

Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded

Programmers, manufacturers and developers who want to realize their creative vision without signing onerous contracts or relinquishing rights to their intellectual property now have an alternative to venture capitalists. Crowdfunding -- the collection of funds directly from a target audience -- has taken off. Small donations are adding up to hundreds of millions of dollars, many of them channeled through a service called Kickstarter.

Fernando Gonzalez

<strong>Fernando Gonzalez</strong>Favorite pastime: Watching my grandchildren grow. Something interesting that most people don't know about you: My love of the arts, primarily painting. I can draw very well, [but] I can't put life to what I draw. In high school, I was... a bookworm. One of my nicknames in school was "Professor." Last book you read:<a href="http://www.amazon.com/John-Adams-David-McCullough/dp/0684813637/computerworld-20">John Adams</a> by David McCullough. Role model: Victor E. Villaseor, who wrote <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rain-Gold-V%C3%ADctor-Villase%C3%B1or/dp/038531177X/computerworld-20">Rain of Gold</a> . He writes a book every 10 years, and the fact that you can dedicate yourself to this one thing for 10 years -- that's dedication.

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