I'm Neal McBurnett. I've been sharing information with the world as a Usenet contributor since 1979. I co-founded the world's second web-based community network, Boulder Community Network in October, 1993.
I was an early adopter of Wikipedia, and my first edit (creating the Boulder, Colorado page) was on 2002-09-28.
I love to analyze data, and helped design courses which use Apache Spark on big datasets like the ones Wikipedia has.
I've been active with Ubuntu since the early days, and was involved with the Server team in its early years: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NealMcBurnett.
I architected and developed the open source ElectionAudits software and used it to audit Boulder's 2008 and 2010 elections, and helped get risk-limiting audits adopted in Colorado and elsewhere.
I taught Artificial intelligence at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012 and 2013.
See my home page and my blog for way more than you probably wanted to know about me, my interests, and links to things I think are funny, fun, useful or important.
Supporter of WikiLove and Concordia (even if it is "inactive")