Experience: When I graduated college, I went to work for IBM/Lotus. Then I was one of the first hires at Contact Networks, where I built a large part of the product and helped grow the team and business. Thomson Reuters acquired the company in 2007. Now I'm Co-founder and CTO of Zensight.
Position: I've been the only coder on a project, working late into the night fueled by caffeine, and I've been the architect for a team, orchestrating development cycles and drawing pretty system design box diagrams. And a few things in between.
Scope: I'm a full stack software engineer: I work on everything from database schemas, to application middleware, to business logic, to user experience, to UI implementation. Though as you can see from this page, I'm not the world's best graphic designer.
Specialties: A long list of programming languages, platforms, tools, and patterns goes here. I know enough of them to know I can learn the ones I don't.
February 2014 - Present
I'm leading a team in building Zensight, a predictive analytics tool that helps sales reps sell more by identifying the content that's most likely to advance their sales objectives. The product uses a combination of machine learning techniques, near-realtime data processing, and a simple, slick UI. It's built with Clojure, Storm, AWS, React, and elbow grease.
September 2011 - October 2012
We built a novel stream-oriented system for publishing and subscribing to calendar events. The product allowed you to subscribe to various calendars (like bands, bars, Meetups, etc) and see them in a Twitter-style feed. Users could then add them to their calendars with one click, or republish them to their followers. The product worked really well, but we were never able to get the business model sorted out, and eventually we were forced to set it aside.
I did all the architecture and coding as well as a good portion of the product design. The technology stack was Rails, Faye, MongoDB, and Knockout.js.
April 2010 - July 2011
I was a founding member of a team aiming to make sports information more visual and engaging. We wrote some cool software, ran some experiments, talked to users, designed some products, and had a lot of fun. Ultimately, we shelved it before it really became a company.
Techwise, it was built with Rails, MongoDB, Erector, and JQuery.
December 2005 - April 2010
I was an early employee of a startup called Contact Networks and the architect for its flagship product, ContactNet, an enterprise who-knows-who application. I handled architecture, a big chunk of development, customer issues, planning, and beer consumption. The software itself was built in C# using a wide variety of open source libraries.
Our startup was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2007, and I continued my role as architect while we grew our team and product.
June 2004 - December 2005
June 2002 - June 2004
I built badass robots for the Navy. Foster-Miller is now part of QinetiQ.
August 2000 - June 2004
I studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (6-2), focusing on digital hardware.