Aaron Weiss



Cornell University


Internet Culture

Open Source Software




  • Technology writer with a focus on the Internet, cyber security, and open source software for over 15 years
  • Authored eight books and hundreds of articles for publications like Internet World, The New York Times, Wired magazine, and Internet.com


Aaron Weiss is a former freelance contributor for Lifewire who specialized open source software and Internet culture. As a technology writer and developer, he believes that open source software powers much of the critical infrastructure of the Internet.

Weiss is the author of eight books including "The Complete Idiot's Guide to JavaScript," and " The Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Yourself on the Internet."

 Along with writing for UMB Web Technology on its "Enterprise Efficiency" blog since 2010, Weiss has also published work in Internet World, Internet.com, netWorker, Wired, and the New York Times.


Weiss earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Cornell University.

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