Andrew McConachie

Alumni (MIMS 2015)


Internet Governance, Technology and Public Policy, Network Neutrality, Metaphors and Cognitive Linguistics


My background is primarily computer networking, UNIX, and software engineering. Prior to UC Berkeley I worked for networking equipment vendors in the US and Europe writing software, breaking networking equipment and helping customers [design|implement|secure|troubleshoot|break|breach] data and voice networks. I have about 15 years experience in this area with 9 years of it at Extreme Networks. I enjoy complaining about ICANN, coredumps and packet generators.

I grew up up in Virginia and got my bachelors in Software Engineering from James Madison University in 2000. In 2002 I moved to Utrecht, The Netherlands where I managed to acquire Dutch citizenship, a new language and a wonderful wife. We both wanted a new adventure so from the land of infinite rain to the land of golden bears we came.

I'm the author of Hexcap, a libpcap hex editor, packet generator, and interactive capturing tool.

My resume can be found @

Last updated:

March 3, 2024