Philip Kovac is a software engineer who is a strong proponent of open source software, reason, and social technocracy. In his free time, Philip likes to play tabletop roleplaying games and video games, read books on psychology, sociology, economics, policy, and anything else non-fiction that strikes his fancy, with some light interest in fantasy and sci-fi novels. He currently shares a home in Arlington, MA with his partner, Torne, and his cat, Wesley.
During the majority of his undergraduate career, Philip worked as a laboratory technician under Professor Holly Yanco of the UMass Lowell Robotics Lab, primarily working on backend software managing communications between a robot and its teleoperations interface, as well as updating legacy code to function cleanly on modern Linux systems. He also was briefly involved in the design of a modular, dependency-based mail processing system for the Bettrbox project of Good Ventures LLC, going on to graduate with his BS in Computer Science from UMass Lowell in Spring of 2011.
Philip Kovac is currently employed by Google LLC, aiding in the frontend development of the Stackdriver cloud monitoring solution.