Richard has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa and has started some graduate study in signal processing, with an interest in acoustics in particular. He is also interested in energy efficiency and management, having been involved in the solar vehicle "raycing" community for nearly two decades. Richard hacks bikes.
Michael Richardson is a self-taught programmer and consultant, and has been involved with network security systems since 1988. Michael was a founding employee at Milkyway Networks in 1994, and Solidum Systems Corporation in 1998. Solidum designed and sold hardware for IPsec protocol. As a system software designer and protocol designer, Michael has been involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force, as an author for RFC3586, RFC4025 and RFC4332.