I enjoy working with smart, pleasant people to build interesting, useful software. I've been building web applications since the 1830s and have significant experience in enterprise SaaS, news media, and social software.
This year I'm trying to take as many of my dusty half-baked projects as possible, and get them out of Github and onto the wall. I started with Thingie, a social listing app and, coming soon, Testeroni, for socal tests and quizzes.
Helping startups be successful on AWS.
Worked with an amazing team to build an Uber-like get out the vote app for the 2016 election. Voters send a text or register online to request a ride, and Drive the Vote connects them with a volunteer driver. Started the project independently, then joined up with DevProgress.us to significantly expand it.
I built and led Entelo's engineering and then product teams as we grew the company from a team of 2 to over 100.
In 2009 my language-oriented social network, Wordie.org, was acquired by Wordnik, where I was responsible for the web site, among other things.
Part of Interactive News Technologies, a group of software developers working in the NYT newsroom. Designed and built products for both breaking news stories and data-driven events like the 2008 election.
Conceived and built Wordie, the premier social network for logophiles. It grew to 15,000 passionate users before being sold to Wordnik in August 2009. The site was covered by TechCrunch, Wired, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many others.
Led a team of developers building web applications and tools to support oceanographic research and education.
Consultant for the professional services division of an enterprise CMS software vendor, worked closely with Dow Jones/WSJ
Developer at the first Internet portal for Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences.
Reporter for the News Review, an English-language newspaper in Santiago, Chile.
Planned and completed a 14,000 mile bicycling expedition through thirteen countries, raising money for north-south development organizations through an organization I co-founded with my later partner in Squirl (see above).
Squirl, a social cataloging site for collectors. My first proper startup, ended a flaming wreck, learned a lot.
CalenTweeter, for Tweet scheduling, management of multiple Twitter accounts, and Google Calendar integration.
TagsAhoy, a cross-service tag search engine.