My name is Mike Hudack. I tend to become obsessed about things until I understand how they work. I'm particularly interested in politics, policy and technology.
I'm a high school dropout. I once sat next to Kay Ryan on a plane. We started talking and she told me I was an auto-didact. It's a label that works for me.
Another label I wear with pride is that of civil libertarian. I believe in people's fundamental rights to personal and political self-determination, the right to be anonymous under many circumstances, and perhaps most of all the right to speak freely.
I live in San Francisco with my wife Caroline. I work as a Director of Product Management at Facebook. My team is responsible for Facebook ad product. Before that I founded and ran Blip for a while. Blip is now part of the Walt Disney Company.
I've started to take pictures a bit more lately.