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Tom is a 2005 graduate of the MSIT program at Bentley College. While there he served as the President of GITMA and developed the Watch City Wireless project which started as a graduate research project, but thanks to an interesting self-funding business model was operated for two years from 1/2005 – 1/2007.
Tom works full time on a large FAA technology contract as a Senior Technical Analyst. The system Tom works on is one of the largest Linux installations in the World. The system requires 24×7 support and Tom works 4PM-12AM.
Tom is actively involved in the Boston Wireless movement. He has worked as the organizer for the Boston WAG, and during the Summer of 2007 he submitted as Principle Investigator a large NSF wireless grant, which aimed to provide wireless networks and information technology training to teenagers and housing developments in Cambridge and Boston. The grant was well received by the NSF, and was thought to be incredibly innovative. The grant was ultimately not funded, but Tom plans on reapplying in 2008.
Since graduating from Bentley Tom has been teaching Linux Systems administration and networking engineering courses at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and IT101 and an advanced course on LAMP programming at Bentley College.