Alfred "Fred" Christianson has worked on B2B and B2C websites for startups and established companies including NCR, IBM and AutoZone. He worked on the DG/UX kernel in the 1980s, network research at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 1990s, and PKCS12 libraries and certificate authority at Checkfree in the late 1990s. In the early 2000s he was enterprise architect for consumer web at P&G.
He has done contract work for a few repeat clients since the mid-90s. Projects include writing PC-compatible BIOS; firmware for IBM PC hardware security; firmware, Windows drivers and end-user application for one of the first MP3 players; and a video transcoder service running on private machines in a data center and scaling with AWS EC2 instances.