Barry Feigenbaum


 Barry Feigenbaum has decades of software engineering experience. Over his career, he has worked for major industry-leading companies such as IBM and Amazon, and is currently at Dell where he is a Senior Principal Software Engineer. He has worked on mainframe and midrange servers and many applications for personal computers. He has developed software products in many key industry languages, such as assemblers for multiple hardware architectures, C/C++/C#, Python, JavaScript, Java and now Go. He has extensive experience in the full software development lifecycle. Most recently, he has committed himself to leading teams developing mission-critical microservices, most often written in Go, that operate in large clustered environments.

 He led the early development of the LAN support inside Microsoft Windows (he defined the SMB protocol that is the basis for both the CIFS and the SAMBA technologies). He has served as a software tester, developer and designer as well as a development team lead, architect and manger on multiple occasions. He was a key contributor as a developer, architect and manager to several releases of PC-DOS and OS/2. In these roles, he worked extensively with Microsoft on joint requirements, design, and implementation.

 Dr. Feigenbaum has a Ph. D. in Computer Engineering with a concentration in OO software design and other degrees in Electrical Engineering. He has published multiple articles in technical magazines and juried journals. He coauthored several books on IBM PC-DOS. He has spoken at numerous technical conferences, such as JavaOne. He has served on industry standard bodies. He taught multiple college level courses on data structures, software engineering and distributed software as an adjunct professor at several universities. He has over twenty issued US patents.

 He is married, has one son, and lives in Austin, TX.