Instructor, Web Technologies for Developers at University of California at San Diego

Mr. Lydiard was Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for two tech California companies, National Decision Systems (now Nielsen, a market and decision analysis company), and Predicate Logic (a military communications and engineering services company).  At National, Mr. Lydiard built a Java/Oracle development team that released iMark, a scalable internet platform business intelligence tool.  At Predicate, Mr. Lydiard architected military network management systems for classified satellite communications programs.

As Chief Engineer for Baker Hughes, Mr. Lydiard established 12 computer centers worldwide.  He ran a startup, Geonex Verde Technologies, a remote-sensing company based on a thermal infrared scanner he developed.  As VP of Engineering for the world's largest mapping company, he spent five years in North Africa establishing the Egyptian Survey Authority, equivalent to the US Geologic Survey.  Most recently, Mr. Lydiard had been consulting for the US Navy through Accenture, evaluating Lockheed Martin's systems design and software deliverables for MUOS (a $6 billion program).

Mr. Lydiard is retired from the University of California where he taught computer engineering.    In 2015-2016 Scott was with the Bard Prison Initiative teaching in NY State prisons.   He is currently on the graduate faculty of Marist College teaching several web development classes.


  • MS, Geophysical Engineering  Columbia University, NY
  • MS, Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, TX
  • BA, Physics, Bard College, NY


  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Linux / Centos / Red Hat/ Eclipse
  • SQL, MySQL
  • Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks
  • JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, JavaScript frameworks
  • Perl, PHP
  • Use Case development
  • Agile Development