I’m Timothy B. Lee, and I’m a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. I write about technology, public policy, and the intersection of the two. At the moment, I do most of my writing for Ars Technica and at my Forbes blog.
I earned a master’s degree in computer science from Princeton University in 2010. I was advised by Ed Felten, the director of Princeton’s Center for IT Policy. I’m a co-creator of RECAP, a software project that helps users liberate documents from PACER, the federal judiciary’s paywalled website for public records. My studies were supported by a Humane Studies Fellowship.
I was born and raised in Minnesota, graduating from Henry Sibley High School in 1998. I graduated from the University of Minnesota, and then moved to Washington DC, where I met my wife, Amanda. I’ve spent time in St. Louis and Princeton, and now live with Amanda and our two cats in Philadelphia.
When not goofing off on the Internet, I enjoy a variety of hobbies, including rock climbing, ballroom dancing, and soccer. I can be found on Facebook and Twitter. You can email me at email@example.com.