Michael Lopp is a Silicon Valley-based engineering manager who builds both people and software. When he's not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, and werewolves at the popular weblog, Rands in Repose. Michael just wrote a book called Being Geek which is a career handbook for geeks and nerds alike. He also wrote a book called Managing Humans that explains that while you might be rewarded for what you produce, you will only be successful because of your people. Michael surfs and plays hockey in Northern California whenever he can because staying sane is more important than staying busy.