Internet-Draft                                                   B. Tory
Intended-status: Historic                                  FORMLESS, INC
                                                                    2021

                            Biography rev01

Abstract

   This memo is a first person account of the life of the 
   author. It focuses specifically on early core values, technical 
   achievements, and the authors artistic vision going forward.
Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2021 Brandon Tory. All rights reserved. Biography I am an Artist and Senior Engineer in Research and Machine Intelligence at Google AI. I started my journey in technology with Forrest Mims circuitry notebooks that I asked my Grandfather, Artist and Minister, Larry C. Johnson to buy during our trips to Radio Shack from as young as I can remember. At around 13 years old I taught myself to code with the Linux Mandrake Operating System, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and Sam’s Tech Yourself C in 24 Hours. It became a passion for me. I spent virtually all of my time on chat servers like EFnet and DALnet talking in channels like #C and #Hackers. In parallel, I had a constantly evolving interest in creating music and how it connected me with the kids in my neighborhood of Brockton, Massachusetts. Later in life I learned about my Great Grandfather Lennie Johnson who taught during the 1970s at the Berklee School of Music where a scholarship is now established in his name.
I was raised by young and loving parents, Tory and Nicole, both Black Messianic Jews with dreamer personalities who instilled in me the belief that all things are possible with G-d. From my teenage years and into adulthood I would hide my deep passion for technology in an effort to fit in. I received my bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts in 2010. I began my industry experience at Teradyne Defense & Aerospace in Boston working on embedded systems, firmware and driver design. Specifically, with Xilinx Spartan Series FPGAs. The incredible time I spent there under Yönet Eracar, Lloyd Frick, Teresa Lopes and Michael McGoldrick was the foundation of my technical career. In 2011 I moved to Atlanta to pursue music full time. In Los Angeles I created and released a recording titled SHINE under the guidance and mentorship of Timbaland. In 2016, I relocated to Cupertino to join Apple first as a Senior Software Engineer, and then as a Technical Lead and Software Architect working on First-Party iOS Apps Analytics. I worked through multiple releases of iOS leading up to the company’s historic trillion dollar valuation. In 2017, I created an idea called Multidream Theory inspired by multi-threading which allows operating systems to quickly context switch and execute multiple programs concurrently. I used this abstraction as a metaphor for context switching between the different dreams in my life. Reluctant to publicly share my story, it took convincing from my sister Brooke who said that overcoming my own insecurities could be an important and inspiring message for others. I joined Google AI in 2018 to work on Natural Language Understanding under Senior Staff Engineer Dr. Greg Billock, and in parallel began producing my first album 'UN7C0RN'. Growing up as a Black kid in the inner city I found it difficult to find a language to express myself which could merge my love of science and technology with my emotions, and most authentic self. 'UN7C0RN' aims to shape the building blocks of that language through art. My passions include engineering for social good and creating experiences that enable people to live more fulfilling lives. 1. References 1.1. Informative References [00000001] J. Oikarinen, D. Reed, "Internet Relay Chat Protocol", 1993. [00000002] Forrest M. Mims, III, "Timer, Op Amp, and Optoelectronic Circuits & Projects ", 1996. [00000003] Tony Zhang, "Sams Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours", 1997. [00000004] Camille Bégnis, Sebastien Blondeel, Benjamin Drieu, Francis Galiègue, "Linux-Mandrake: User Guide and Reference Manual", 2000. 1.2. URL References [trumpetherald] Leonard "Lenny" Johnson / Quincy Jones trumpetherald.com/ [berklee] Berklee Archives berklee.edu [scholarshiplibrary] Lennie Johnson Scholarship Fund scholarshiplibrary.com [universityofmassachusetts] Alumnus Brandon Tory's Double-Life: Rapper and Senior A.I. Engineer at Google umass.edu [forbes] Google A.I. Engineer/Rapper Wants Kids To Know It's Cool To Be A Genius forbes.com [wsj] For years, Brandon Tory led a secret double life wsj.com [cnbc] This engineer was a homeless teen — now he’s a rapper who also works at Google cnbc.com [greatbigstory] The Genius of Rapper and Coder Brandon Tory greatbigstory 2. Authors' Addresses Brandon Tory FORMLESS, INC A Delaware Corporation United States of America brandon@formless.la

Internet-Draft                                                   B. Tory
Intended-status: Historic                                  FORMLESS, INC
                                                                    2021

                       A Brief Biography rev01

Abstract

  This memo is a first person account of the life of the
  author. It focuses specifically on early core values, technical
  achievements, and the authors artistic vision going forward.

Copyright Notice

  Copyright (c) 2021 Brandon Tory. All rights reserved.

Biography

  I am an Artist and Senior Engineer in Research and Machine
  Intelligence at Google AI. I started my journey in technology with
  Forrest Mims circuitry notebooks that I asked my Grandfather, Artist
  and Minister, Larry C. Johnson to buy during our trips to Radio Shack
  from as young as I can remember. At around 13 years old I taught
  myself to code with the Linux Mandrake Operating System, Internet
  Relay Chat (IRC) and Sam’s Tech Yourself C in 24 Hours. It became a
  passion for me. I spent virtually all of my time on chat servers like
  EFnet and DALnet talking in channels like #C and #Hackers.
 
  In parallel, I had a constantly evolving interest in creating music
  and how it connected me with the kids in my neighborhood of Brockton,
  Massachusetts. Later in life I learned about my Great Grandfather
  Lennie Johnson who taught during the 1970s at the Berklee School of
  Music where a scholarship is now established in his name.

  I was raised by young and loving parents, Tory and Nicole, both
  Black Messianic Jews with dreamer personalities who instilled in me
  the belief that all things are possible with G-d. From my teenage
  years and into adulthood I would hide my deep passion for technology
  in an effort to fit in. I received my bachelor’s degree in Electrical
  Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of
  Massachusetts in 2010. I began my industry experience at Teradyne
  Defense & Aerospace in Boston working on embedded systems, firmware
  and driver design. Specifically, with Xilinx Spartan Series FPGAs.
  The incredible time I spent there under Yönet Eracar, Lloyd Frick,
  Teresa Lopes and Michael McGoldrick was the foundation of my
  technical career. In 2011 I moved to Atlanta to pursue music full
  time. In Los Angeles I created and released a
  recording titled SHINE under the guidance and mentorship of
  Timbaland. In 2016, I relocated to Cupertino to join Apple first as a
  Senior Software Engineer, and then as a Technical Lead and Software
  Architect working on First-Party iOS Apps Analytics. I worked through
  multiple releases of iOS leading up to the company’s historic
  trillion dollar valuation.
 
  In 2017, I created an idea called Multidream Theory inspired by
  multi-threading which allows operating systems to quickly context
  switch and execute multiple programs concurrently. I used this
  abstraction as a metaphor for context switching between the different
  dreams in my life. Reluctant to publicly share my story, it took
  convincing from my sister Brooke who said that overcoming my own
  insecurities could be an important and inspiring message for others.
  I joined Google AI in 2018 to work on Natural Language Understanding
  under Senior Staff Engineer Dr. Greg Billock, and in parallel began
  producing my first album 'UN7C0RN'. Growing up as a Black kid in the
  inner city I found it difficult to find a language to express myself
  which could merge my love of science and technology with my emotions,
  and most authentic self. 'UN7C0RN' aims to shape some of the building
  blocks of that language through art. My passions include engineering
  for social good and creating experiences that enable people to live
  more fulfilling lives.

1. References

1.1. Informative References

  [00000001]  J. Oikarinen, D. Reed, "Internet Relay Chat Protocol",
              1993.

  [00000002]  Forrest M. Mims, III, "Timer, Op Amp, and Optoelectronic
             Circuits & Projects ", 1996.

  [00000003]  Tony Zhang, "Sams Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours", 1997.

  [00000004]  Camille Bégnis, Sebastien Blondeel, Benjamin Drieu,
              Francis Galiègue, "Linux-Mandrake: User Guide and
              Reference Manual", 2000.

1.2. URL References

  [trumpetherald] Leonard "Lenny" Johnson / Quincy Jones
   trumpetherald.com

  [berklee] Berklee Archives
   berklee.edu

  [scholarshiplibrary] Lennie Johnson Scholarship Fund
   scholarshiplibrary.com
 
  [universityofmassachusetts] Alumnus Brandon Tory's Double-Life:    Rapper and Senior A.I. Engineer at Google
   umass.edu

  [forbes] Google A.I. Engineer/Rapper Wants Kids To Know It's Cool
  To Be A Genius
  forbes.com
   
  [wsj] For years, Brandon Tory led a secret double life
  wsj.com
   
  [cnbc] This engineer was a homeless teen — now he’s a rapper who also
  works at Google
  cnbc.com

  [greatbigstory] The Genius of Rapper and Coder Brandon Tory
  greatbigstory

2. Authors' Addresses

  Brandon Tory
  FORMLESS, INC
  A Delaware Corporation
  United States of America

  EMail: brandon@formless.la

Internet-Draft
Intended-status: Historic
B. Tory
FORMLESS, INC
2021

A Brief Biography rev01

Abstract

  This is a first person account of the life of the author. It focuses specifically on early core values, technical achievements, and the authors artistic vision going forward.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2021 Brandon Tory Thorpe. All rights reserved.

Biography

   I am an Artist and Senior Engineer in Research and Machine Intelligence at Google AI. I started my journey in technology with Forrest Mims circuitry notebooks that I asked my Grandfather, Artist and Minister, Larry C. Johnson to buy during our trips to Radio Shack from as young as I can remember. At around 13 years old I taught myself to code with the Linux Mandrake Operating System, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and Sam’s Tech Yourself C in 24 Hours. It became a passion for me. I spent virtually all of my time on chat servers like EFnet and DALnet talking in channels like #C and #Hackers.
 
  In parallel, I had a constantly evolving interest in creating music and how it connected me with the kids in my neighborhood of Brockton, Massachusetts. Later in life I learned about my Great Grandfather Lennie Johnson who taught during the 1970s at the Berklee School of Music where a scholarship is now established in his name.

  I was raised by young and loving parents, Tory and Nicole, both Black Messianic Jews with dreamer personalities who instilled in me the belief that all things are possible with G-d. From my teenage years and into adulthood I would hide my deep passion for technology in an effort to fit in. I received my bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts in 2010. I began my industry experience at Teradyne Defense & Aerospace in Boston working on embedded systems, firmware and driver design. Specifically, with Xilinx Spartan Series FPGAs. The incredible time I spent there under Yönet Eracar, Lloyd Frick, Teresa Lopes and Michael McGoldrick was the foundation of my technical career.

   In 2011 I moved to Atlanta to pursue music full time. In Los Angeles I created and released a recording titled SHINE under the guidance and mentorship of Timbaland. In 2016, I relocated to Cupertino to join Apple first as a Senior Software Engineer, and then as a Technical Lead and Software Architect working on First-Party iOS Apps Analytics. I worked through multiple releases of iOS leading up to the company’s historic trillion dollar valuation.
 
  In 2017, I created an idea called Multidream Theory inspired by multi-threading which allows operating systems to quickly context switch and execute multiple programs concurrently. I used this abstraction as a metaphor for context switching between the different dreams in my life. Reluctant to publicly share my story, it took convincing from my sister Brooke who said that overcoming my own insecurities could be an important and inspiring message for others. I joined Google AI in 2018 to work on Natural Language Understanding under Senior Staff Engineer Dr. Greg Billock, and in parallel began producing my first album 'UN7C0RN'. Growing up as a Black kid in the inner city I found it difficult to find a language to express myself which could merge my love of science and technology with my emotions, and most authentic self. 'UN7C0RN' aims to shape some of the building blocks of that language through art. My passions include engineering for social good and creating experiences that enable people to live more fulfilling lives.

1. References

1.1. Informative References

  [00000001]  J. Oikarinen, D. Reed, "Internet Relay Chat Protocol", 1993.

  [00000002]  Forrest M. Mims, III, "Timer, Op Amp, and Optoelectronic Circuits & Projects ", 1996.

  [00000003]  Tony Zhang, "Sams Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours", 1997.

  [00000004]  Camille Bégnis, Sebastien Blondeel, Benjamin Drieu, Francis Galiègue, "Linux-Mandrake: User Guide and Reference Manual", 2000.

1.2. URL References

  [trumpetherald] Leonard "Lenny".    Johnson / Quincy Jones
   trumpetherald.com

  [berklee] Berklee Archives
   berklee.edu

  [scholarshiplibrary] Lennie.    Johnson Scholarship Fund
   scholarshiplibrary.com
 
  [universityofmassachusetts].    Alumnus Brandon Tory's Double.    Life: Rapper and Senior A.I.    Engineer at Google
   umass.edu

  [forbes] Google A.I.    Engineer/Rapper Wants Kids To.    Know It's Cool To Be A Genius
  forbes.com
   
  [wsj] For years, Brandon Tory.    led a secret double life
  wsj.com
   
  [cnbc] This engineer was a.    homeless teen — now he’s a.    rapper who also works at Google
  cnbc.com

  [greatbigstory] The Genius of.    Rapper and Coder Brandon Tory
  greatbigstory

2. Authors' Addresses

  Brandon Tory
  FORMLESS, INC
  A Delaware Corporation
  United States of America
  EMail: brandon@formless.la