I’ve known Devin Akin since the earliest days of standards-based 802.11 wireless LANs. I was spending my time testing products and writing about Wi-Fi as a technology editor with Network Computing Magazine while he was toiling away learning the inner workings of 802.11, information he later shared with the world through his work as a co-founder of the company that created the vendor-neutral Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) program. Devin was the rare bird who had an advanced understanding of wireless technology and also a passion for sharing that knowledge with others. He was definitely one of my “go-to guys” as I tried to keep up with technical developments in Wi-Fi. As I shifted my primary emphasis to being an educator at Syracuse University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in networking, Devin made his own shift into the WLAN industry, but he always made himself available to me and my students, something we all appreciated.