Andrew Blum studied in Berkeley’s Rhetoric department, one of the few sociological theory education paths in the country. But he had a thing for computers too, and after a few years dabbling in IT, he went full-in and is now a very good programmer, even winning a $2,500 contest for Best App for Firefighters.

Written by Jose Fermoso

Jose is a writer covering Silicon Valley and world culture. Follow him on Twitter @fermoso.

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