Steve Leytus is the president of Nuts About Nets — a software company that specializes in the development of low-cost, wireless diagnostic tools. Nuts About Nets was formed in 2006 when Steve painfully recognized that at middle age he was no longer employable as a software developer — so the only option was to create a company and hire himself. Prior to that 15 years developing software for embedded devices and data acquisition for medical devices. And prior to that another 15 years as a research biochemist and molecular biologist. Steve holds a few patents — in the areas of organic chemistry, molecular biology, using 802.11 to determine the best channel, and RF frequency coordination and intermodulation analysis.
Steve Leytus answers our 7 Questions:
1. What is your full name or the name that most people are fond of calling you?
Steve Leytus — I usually go by ‘Steve’.
2. Where are you located?
Our company, Nuts About Nets, is located in Bellevue, WA. We are about 2 miles from Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA
3. How long have you been in the WLAN Industry?
We’ve been developing diagnostic software to trouble shoot wireless networks for 10 years.
4. What’s your professional involvement in the WLAN industry now?
I am the founder of Nuts About Nets. In addition to other chores, I remain actively involved in product development — which is what I enjoy the most.
5. What is one thing in the industry that is happening now that has you the most excited?
6. What’s one project you’ve been involved in that you are proud of – why?
Helping to make the RF Explorer handheld spectrum analyzer the most popular tool of its kind in the market.
7. What advice would you give to someone just getting started in the industry?
Become familiar with the various diagnostic tools that are available for installing and trouble shooting wireless networks. Learn to be a good detective. Be methodical. Be patient.