The most information about me is at my website, http://www.jeff-goldsmith.org/ (The ".org" is misleading. I'm not very organized.) The bridge stuff is pretty extensive; it's been going on for 20 years or so.\n
In real life, I'm a software engineer. I used to be a computer animator. I did a lot of stuff which sometimes plays on Nova, including Voyager's encounter with Neptune. A curious happenstance: I was sitting at a table at a nationals and realized that three of the four players were trained as differential geometers. Not a common occupation. Nowadays, I work at making the internet faster.\n
In bridge, I'm a team lead on the National Appeals Committee and a casebook commenter. I've done more than thirty of them. I'm a minor member of the Conventions and Competition Committee (C&CC), minor because my appointment came at a point in life where I am unable to attend many nationals. I made this clear before accepting the nomination. With some luck, that will change; I hope to get to two of them a year for the next few years. As a working stiff, I tend to play on weekends. Most of my vacations are national bridge tournaments. Some of my previous partners have been some of bridge's more colorful figures.\n
I'm also into strategy board and card games. I can often be seen at nationals after the game playing/teaching/toting them.
Plus... it's free!