Kevin Barron

Kevin Barron is IT Director at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, located at the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. He's been working in advanced network activities since 1983, including instigating the first dark fiber, customer-owned network in the country: CENIC connects all EDU (universities and K-12) and many government agencies in California. He was the founder and chair of the Santa Barbara Broadband Coalition, and is generally the chief trouble-maker when it comes to internet issues. He is a contributing author of two best-selling books on the Internet, and has given numerous seminars, classes, and presentations on the subject of networking.