The Netomata Project is sponsored by

Great Circle Associates, Inc.
2601C Blanding Ave., #345
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone +1 415 861 3588
Fax +1 415 552 2982

Email info@netomata.com


Brent Chapman

Brent Chapman is the creator and technical lead of the Netomata Project. His professional interests include information technology infrastructure design, deployment, and management; enterprise networking; system administration; and startup companies. He is the coauthor (along with Elizabeth D. Zwicky and Simon Cooper) of the highly regarded O'Reilly & Associates book Building Internet Firewalls. He is also the founder of the Firewalls, List-Managers, and Network-Automation Internet mailing lists, and the creator of the Majordomo mailing list management package.

In 2004, Brent was honored with the annual SAGE Outstanding Achievement Award "for outstanding sustained contributions to the community of system administrators".

Brent has over 20 years of information technology experience. He has worked as an information technology manager or consultant for hundreds of organizations worldwide, across a wide range of industries. In particular, he has helped a number of Silicon Valley startups define and develop their information technology infrastructure at the critical early stages of their growth, including:

  • Tellme Networks, then a profitable pre-IPO Silicon Valley startup and now a division of Microsoft. Tellme develops and operates automated systems to process over 1 billion phone calls a year, bringing to the telephone network many of the same ideas and breakthroughs that made the Internet great. At Tellme, Brent served as Senior Manager of Network Operations and Senior Manager of Network Architecture
  • Covad Communications Company, the world's leading broadband service provider. At Covad, Brent served as Director of Network Architecture, Interim Director of IT Infrastructure, and Director of Technical Marketing.

Brent holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Melbourne Business School (Australia) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. His personal interests include aviation and emergency services. He is an instrument-rated private pilot, and a volunteer instructor with the Community Emergency Response Team programs in the cities of Mountain View and Alameda, California.