Hal Stern is Vice President and the Chief Architect of the Developer Business Unit at Juniper Networks. His responsibilities include driving technical architecture alignment across the network management and data analytics components of Juniper's software platforms, developing partner and developer relationships, and identifying disruptive use cases for closed-loop network applications in "The New Network."
Hal was a Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at Sun Microsystems and held the titles of CTO for Software, Services, iPlanet and the North American Sales organization over the span of more than 20 years with the company. He is proud to call himself a reformed system administrator.
Hal is a board member of the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX), servces on the Princeton University Technology Advisory Board, the Curriki Technology Advisory Board and as a Technical Advisor to The Hot List. Hal earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Princeton University in 1984. Outside of work, he is an active Kiva microlender, and may be found on the left wing with his adult ice hockey team or playing golf very badly.
Blog: Snowman on Fire
About 11 months ago, giddy after the Devils OT win over the Rangers to move on to the Stanley Cup Finals, I decided that Ryan Carter’s moustache needed its own web site. The turning point for me was in Game 5, which I was forced to watch at the Sports… read more
Toby and I have participated in the Jewish Federation’s Peoplehood Project for most of the past two years, knowing it would culminate in a trip to Ukraine and Israel, tracing our family’s lives from the very first roots of persecution in the pale of Jewish settlement to celebrating Israel Independence… read more
With apologies to Trey Anastasio and Phish, today was a trip up and down the number line. It was the last day of Mites hockey, completing my first year as coach. It’s been deeply satisfying watching these young players progress through the year as players and teammates. I got to… read more
“Hands On A Hardbody” opened last week on Broadway after a run at the LaJolla Playhouse, bringing some of the west coast cast with it. I grabbed tickets on the pre-sale because the last tow musicals that looked appealing during previews (Once and Book of Mormon) took home wheelbarrows full… read more
I did it. I gave the Devils a ken-a-hora (an early blessing) as my grandmother would say; I invited the evil eye by speaking a hoped-for truth before events had fully transpired. Or else the Devils are finally showing their age, their intensity, their capabilities, and their motivation. At 2-5… read more
Commentators love to talk about players buying into a team system. This is especially true in hockey, where an individual player may lift the overall quality of a team but won’t single-handedly win games night after night. Having players that can be coached and instructed, and are willing to work,… read more
Cory Docotorow’s newest YA novel, “Homeland”, hits the NY Times YA bestseller list in week one. Called it. It’s a superb followup to “Little Brother,” and Cory’s found a good balance between technical exposition and moving the story along, with decidedly less snogging and more insight into the root causes… read more
The more things change, the more they look familiar. Alexi Ponikarovksy, known around here as “My Little Poni”, is a Devil again. We missed him. And he only helps with the surname scoring for “The Scrabble Line,” as I’ve started to call the various combinations of Zubrus, Zajac, Kovulchuk and… read more
I hit the point a few weeks ago where my collection of Phish shows (all downloaded legally, paid for happily and listened to frequently) was consuming a double-digit integer percent of my desktop’s hard drive. My $100 solution: buy another external hard drive (the area under my desk looks like… read more
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