Hacker, programmer, entrepreneur
I work particularly well at the very early stage of companies.
The proverbial two or three people in a garage trying to get
things off the ground. I create the most value making computers
work - everything from operations and database admin
through front end programming and web stuff. But there's a
whole mess of things I do at least well. I've been working in
mobile for a long time, and done a lot of work with Linux for
We're working on addressing some of the lingering problems in
mobile advertising. There's a ton of mobile inventory out there,
but it's hard to find the right place to put your message and figure
out if you've really been effective. So we provide a
system to support smarter media buying through tighter targeting
using data we've pulled together from a wide range of sources and
coupled to operational systems.
Hacking on awesome stuff with awesome people. We're running a lab
focused on mobile services and applications. Yes, that's right, a
lab. As in we build new stuff, cause we love to build new stuff.
And we're looking for more people to build stuff with, so email
if you're interested in joining.
Service scalability and backend engineer. Web services,
monitoring and alerting, database design and admin, operations.
Trying to make it easy to throw hardware at problems without
spending too much on hardware at the same time.
Helping to make things work well. Better, faster, stronger -
the general drill. Designing and implementing large software
systems to work for lots of users and respond quickly all the
time. Design, architecture, implementation.
Founder/CEO, working on a platform for making existing web
content available to mobile devices. Mowser assets were sold
to dotMobi (mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd.) in Ireland in May 2008.
I put together the deal and assisted in the transition.
Additional info available at
Director of Technology, working on a platform for delivering
bidded advertising to WAP based mobile websites. High volume,
high availability web application. Design and implementation of
new features and architectural revisions. Lead on scaling,
monitoring and reliability. New facility buildout. AdMob was
sold to Google. W00t!!
Linux Architect working on developing and running the production
server environment running a large scale consumer web service.
Work with both the operations and engineering teams to
troubleshoot issues and determine deployment plans. Work on
monitoring and notification systems, databases, Java based
servers, PHP scripting environment.
Engineering Program Manager responsible for creating the
FeedsterMedia advertising network. Interaction with advertisers
and publishers, setup and administration of open source
advertising servers, development of custom ad placement engine
for RSS feeds, PHP, MySQL, Linux, and Akamai integration.
Independent contractor working on prototyping and proof of
concept systems. Wide mix of technologies and architectures,
rapid prototyping, application and interface design, Linux
kernel programming, Palm network programming, Linux based PDAs,
GPRS, SMS and MMS delivery services, security, Bluetooth and
802.11 networking, online collaboration tools.
Senior Engineer working on an embedded Linux product used for
home automation and security. C, Linux, X10, RF, 802.11,
drivers, design and implementation, support for initial trial
deployments. Also performed initial setup of the server
systems, clustered Linux solution with service migration
capabilities, large MySQL database, SAN, network filters,
custom security setup using a private certificate authority.
Participated in presentations to prospective partners and
investors, performed demo and trade show preparations,
developed custom marketing samples.
Security Manager overseeing all systems. Managed a small
group of outside consultants to implement security policy for
all office and production deployments. Policy work,
Checkpoint Firewall-1, Solaris, Linux, Windows NT, Windows
2000, Cisco PIX, TCP/IP networking, IPSEC. This position was
created when I joined the company.
Even more stuff before that, but this was starting to get long so I trimmed it down.
I have a personal blog I write focused on mobile, both technology
and business, called This
is Mobility. Certainly not the most widely read site in mobile,
but it goes back to 2005. Evidence of a little bit of street cred
if nothing else.
Founder of Mobile Monday Silicon Valley
Mobile Monday is a gathering of a few hundred mobile enthusiasts
and practitioners. Participants are a cross-section of
developers, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, publishers, carriers,
researchers, students, and others. I started the group with some
friends in 2003 as a gathering of mobile geeks. But after
connecting with some other like-minded folks running chapters in
other areas the group has grown into an international movement.
Information about Mobile Monday as a whole is available at
Member of the organizational team that runs the Mobile 2.0
Conference in San Francisco and Barcelona
It's an event that pulls in representatives from companies all
over the world to focus on the mobile web and disruptive mobile
innovation. We started doing it in 2005 and talking about the
mobile web... so now we look pretty damn smart.
Computer Science and Computer Engineering courses at Rochester
Institute of Technology (computer programming, architecture, and
engineering; information technology) - dropped out.