Site icon Bill Gourgey


Bill’s tech career began when he was a kid building Meccano sets (no electronics back then, just nuts and bolts, hinges, pulleys, and levers), which led him to fixing up old cars (mostly by necessity-his parents were understanding enough to loan him space in their garage for indeterminate intervals), to winning a New York State regional Calculus competition, and on to Cornell University where he earned a Double Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and a place in two Engineering Honor Societies: Alpha Sigma Mu, and Tau Beta Pi. Bill also earned an MA in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Armed with the know-how to design and build processors, Bill joined Accenture (Arthur Andersen at the time, and later Andersen Consulting), where he learned how to program those processors and eventually to manage very large teams of developers. At Accenture, Bill specialized in software architecture, telecommunications, and software services. During his tenure, he and his team were awarded a patent in software service architectures. In addition to managing one of Accenture’s largest global telecommunications client teams, he became a Managing Partner of the North American Technology organization for the Telecommunications and Media practice.

After more than two decades at Accenture, Bill took the road less traveled (by tech standards) to focus on his writing. He set to work rousing from their long sleep the literary seeds that had been sown in his youth. Bill’s books include the Glide Trilogy, which won the Beverly Hills Book Award in Science Fiction and has more than six million reads on Wattpad, and the Cap City Mysteries young adult mystery-thriller series about talented but disadvantaged teens who take on Washington, DC. Bill is a contributing writer for Popular Science and writes for MIT Technology Review. His freelance work has appeared in MUSE magazine, WIRED, Open Evidence, Chem Matters, and OneZero. He serves as Managing Editor of Delmarva Review, a literary journal. He also teaches Science Writing at Johns Hopkins Krieger School, Advanced Academic Programs. In 2023, he won a Johns Hopkins Teaching Excellence Award. For several years, he taught at MIT’s MITES program (formerly Office of Engineering Outreach MOSTEC program).

And while you can take the boy out of tech, you can’t take tech out of the boy: Bill remains close to all things tech, not only in his writing (fiction, features, and essays) but also by sharing his time and expertise with venture capital partners to evaluate promising new opportunities and  advise tech startups.

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