Hi, I’m Barry. Thanks for checking out my website! I’m sure you’re lovely.

I was born and raised in Atlanta, but I lack that distinctive southern drawl. I relocated to Seattle after being recruited by Microsoft, and have mostly adjusted to the general grayness. I do love the access to the outdoors here, and so does my adopted rat terrier Bubba.


I’ve always had a passion for teaching and learning. I fell in love with technology when I was young and I first started taking apart my dad’s old computers, though you couldn’t ask me to reassemble them. Add in years of writing for many audiences, time spent working directly with end users, a natural affinity for wordplay, and you get me: a hard-working, creative communicator who can bridge the gap between highly technical concepts and everyday language for the humans who depend on knowledge to get stuff done.

I like modern interface design. I like face-to-face interaction. I like projects that positively impact underserved communities. I like simple language and the Oxford comma. I like diversity within my teams. I like collaborating with colleagues from different parts of an organization to accomplish bigger goals.