Ian Hewitt was a System Architect for a company that designed and manufactured embedded computing systems before changing careers to computational work in astronomy and astrophysics research. He has a BS in Computer Engineering, Masters in Electrical Engineering and is currently working on a Masters of Science in Astronomy. He has written numerous articles of technical journals and community newsletters, as well as speaking to wide variety of groups. An avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, he has also taught classes in astronomy, space science and technology. He also has a strong interest in History and the Classics.