I've worked professionally as an engineer, as a lawyer, and as an executive. My experience helps me understand how business opportunities, legal risks, and technical implementations overlap - and explain those concepts to a mixed group. I understand how participating in communities provides real benefits, even when those benefits are not directly tied to a particular transaction.
I have fun working with code, and have been involved with open source (one way or another) since 1994. My favorite computer language is Python.