I realized as I was e-mailing an introduction to a new business contact today that I never really took the time to properly introduce myself. Here's the same miniature biography that I sent to my new contact:
I have worked for the last ten years in open source and peer-to-peer software, but in community projects and tech startups. I founded a number of open source peer-to-peer software projects, including Freenet, Tristero, Alluvium, and Project Snakebite. I've also worked in peer-to-peer Interent video delivery at Swarmcast as Senior Engineer and then at BitTorrent as the Director of Product Management.
I currently have a startup here in Austin called Ringlight, where I make social file-sharing software. It can be thought of as "peer-to-peer meets Web 2.0" or "google for your desktop". It indexes all of the files on all of your computers and makes them available on a website, so you can access your files from anywhere that has a web browser, send links to your friends, search, tag, bookmark, etc.
I also do some consulting in the areas of product design, product management, and engineering architecture.
I'm always happy to meet anyone in Austin with a startup and I'd love to hear what you're working on. Let me know if you'd like to have lunch anytime this week or next. Also, I will be at Jelly this Friday and most any Friday, so feel free to stop by if you'd like. Jelly is a co-working group that meets on Fridays at Cafe Caffeine. It's a great place to meet other people in startups.
Other things to check out if you want to know more about me: blog, personal website, twitter, LinkedIn profile.