Scott has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. In 1997, He founded Useractive Media while in graduate school. Useractive utilized a Tool Integrated Learning Environment (TILE), which combined custom built Learning Management with web-based Programming Development Environments.
Useractive was acquired by O’Reilly Media in 2005. Scott designed and orchestrated the building of the O’Reilly School of Technology and Making Math based on his ideas.