Hank Bromley

Principal Engineer, Cluster Storage and Computation

Hank Bromley has worked with the Internet Archive since 2007, and is the lead engineer for the storage and manipulation of the data that constitutes our collections. Besides monitoring and troubleshooting day-to-day operations, and coordinating the activities of our Core Infrastructure Engineering team, he has completed such projects as: configurable tools for task management and for large-scale automated internal transfers of data; software for flexible ingest and standardization of materials received in varying formats; code modification to support internationalization; software for image processing pathways; and much debugging, refactoring, and simplification of legacy code.

With a 35-year career that has crisscrossed between advanced technical pursuits and politically engaged social-science scholarship, Bromley has also worked for the University at Buffalo–SUNY (tenured Associate Professor affiliated with Sociology of Education, Communication, and Women's Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Technology in Education); the University of Wisconsin–Madison (graduate assistant and lecturer in Educational Policy Studies and Women's Studies), AT&T Bell Laboratories (Senior Technical Associate), the University of Helsinki (research associate), and Umeå University (research associate), and as an independent researcher and consultant.

Bromley holds S.B. degrees from MIT in math and computer science, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is answerable for the books Lisp Lore: A Guide to Programming the Lisp Machine, and Education/Technology/Power: Educational Computing as a Social Practice (co-edited with Michael W. Apple).