Bear Bibeault has been writing software for over three decades, starting with a Tic-Tac-Toe program written on a Control Data Cyber supercomputer via a 100-baud teletype. Because he has two degrees in Electrical Engineering, Bear should be designing antennas or something like that. But since his first job with Digital Equipment Corporation, he has always been much more fascinated with programming.
Bear has also served stints with companies such as Lightbridge Inc., BMC Software, Dragon Systems, Works.com, and even served in the U. S. Military teaching infantry soldiers how to blow up tanks; the latter teaching him skills crucial for working in Agile software teams.
Bear is currently a Software Architect for a company that builds residential gateways and television set-top boxes.
In addition to his day job, Bear also writes books (duh!), runs a small business that creates web applications and offers other media services (but not wedding videography, never wedding videography), and helps to moderate CodeRanch.com as a "marshal" (senior moderator).
When not planted in front of a computer, Bear likes to cook big food (which accounts for his jeans size), dabble in photography and video editing, ride his Yamaha V-Star, and wear tropical print shirts.
He works and resides in Austin, TX, a city he dearly loves except for the completely insane drivers.