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.
I’ve worked on a variety of other projects you can check out too!
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).
Please reach out if you want to get in touch: