Cody Wood worked for a period of time in mining (not data) operations in the high desert of California. His initial interests in the security space started at a very early age, but he never really put any effort into pursuing those endeavors. About four years ago that all changed. After getting kicked out of a .NET programming bootcamp in Houston, TX he interned at a hackerspace and started working at the best company for aspiring inexperienced hackers (Whitehat Security). Specializing in the general vertical of application security with a non-traditional background has provided him with some interesting lessons. He currently works as a technical account manager at Signal Sciences in their new headquartes in Culver City and is enamored with appsec and the ruggedization of the DevOps methodology.