Sometimes people ask for a bio, and then I send them a paragraph like this:
Bill Odom has been a software designer, developer, or systems architect for three decades. For the last several years, he’s served as a consultant, trainer, and senior software developer for organizations large and small all across the US and beyond, working on everything from wiki software for scrappy Internet startups to all-encompassing identity management solutions for global corporations. (He even briefly served as the president of a prominent Open Source foundation… but then he came to his senses.) These days, he divides his time between building large, complex web applications, and teaching other people how to build large, complex web applications.