About

Hey! I’m Patrick Cloke. This is my (not so) exciting website! Thanks for visiting.

I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute (RPI to people “in the know”) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (with a concentration in control theory).

From school I worked at The MITRE Corporation for over 4 years doing work on various sensors systems (mostly radar) and systems engineering problems. I currently work on Strongarm by Percipient Networks, helping to solve cybersecurity problems for small and medium sized businesses.

I’ve been part of the Mozilla community since ~2006 (although I don’t seem to have any way to prove that). I started by writing extensions and eventually started contributing directly in 2008. I had trouble initially getting involved in such a massive project, but then came across Instantbird in ~2008 (sometime in the Instantbird 0.1 era). I thought this was great — Mozilla was finally making an instant messaging client! Well, I was kind of right… Anyway, I fixed my first bug for that in 2010 and haven’t stopped since! I’ve added IRC support and am now one of the lead developers. I also work on the Thunderbird e-mail client’s chat code and occassionally other Mozilla-esque things.

Other open-source contributions I’ve made include django-querysetsequence, django-allauth-2fa, and django-render-block. You can see more of my contributions on GitHub and BitBucket.

Besides my open source contributions, I’m also interested in: Ultimate, disc golf, reading (mostly science fiction, in particular Star Wars, Ender’s Game, Dune and Foundation) and video games (generally first person shooters, e.g. Halo or Destiny and platformers, e.g. Braid).