Thomas Higdon is a Senior System Software Engineer at Akamai Technologies, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. His past experience has varied from implementing software radio algorithms for cellular infrastructure to kernel-level software load-balancing for HTTPS. He’s currently focused on leveraging virtualization to optimize the ability of engineers to develop, test and deploy software on Akamai’s globally distributed network. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his M.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas.