IRL Name: 
Jordan Ritter

Jordan Ritter is a software architect and technical entrepreneur from San Francisco Bay Area. Currently he is the Founder and CTO of Servio and has previously worked as CTO of Zivity. Before Zivity, he was appointed CTO of Columbia Music Entertainment, heading the R&D division to revamp organization-wide processes and infrastructure while building their next digital music distribution system. As Founder and CTO of Cloudmark, he built products and services that today filter 18% of all Internet email traffic. He is the developer of ngrep, a pcap-aware tool that will allow you to specify extended regular or hexadecimal expressions to match against data payloads of packets. It currently recognizes IPv4/6, TCP, UDP, ICMPv4/6, IGMP and Raw across Ethernet, PPP, SLIP, FDDI, Token Ring and null interfaces, and understands BPF filter logic in the same fashion as more common packet sniffing tools, such as tcpdump and snoop.


He Co-Founded Napster with Shawn Fanning, where he helped develop the technology that revolutionized the way the world thinks about digital music distribution.

A frequent Open Source contributor, having authored software commonly included in modern Linux distributions as well as Windows software licensed by Microsoft.