Harlan Stenn began programming computers in 1971. He holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and an MSE in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
A well-versed entrepreneur, Harlan has launched several successful businesses and has been a respected, sought-after I/T consultant and contractor for decades. At some point during the 1980s, he started using and submitting bug fixes and portability improvements to the Network Time Protocol codebase. He has worked directly with NTP since 1992, and in 1996 became NTP’s Project Manager and Release Engineer. In 2011 he created Network Time Foundation to provide bring together and nurture collaborative Open Source projects that focus on Network Time. The first project to join was, of course, the NTP Project. Shortly thereafter the PTPd, RADclock and Linux PTP projects joined. Since then Harlan has been managing NTF’s progress in the first implementation of the Network Time Security draft IETF specification, driving NTF’s General Timestamp API Project, and incorporating the Ntimed Project into NTF.
Harlan has been active in the public domain software and open-source communities since 1976. When away from the keyboard, he enjoys cooking
(especially baking and grilling) and photography.