James F Koonts III
Originating from the Great Lakes area of Western New York, at a young age I became wildly interested in computers and how they worked. My greatest curiosities were in how operating systems, programs and malware worked. Many evenings were spent exploring development forums for code to play with.
Around middle school I discovered and I fell in love with Linux and FOSS. Even after having to learn how to manually compile kernel modules to get my NVidia graphics and Broadcom wifi drivers working.
Soon thereafter, I was encompassed by the world of offensive security and software development. My favorite language being Rust.