The Standard Reverse-Chronological Resume depicting many of the things I’ve done for money, replete with irreverence and self-deprecating flippancy for your amusement.
Partner / Director of Operations, Dangerously Hardcore (.com) (Sept 2011 to Sept 2012)
- Worked with author to release Carb Back-Loading book (Dec 9, 2011) – made $50,000 in first 3 weeks, $100,000 to date.
- Relaunched website, overseeing the new design as chosen by the author, developing most of it myself and hiring freelancers for special pieces.
- Gathered author’s scattered audience back to the blog through a consistent effort of commenting on sympathetic blogs, contacting potential allies, and putting blog posting on a consistent schedule.
- Launched a new forum, seeding it with authentic interactions via excitement over impending book launch. (Ask me about the contest!)
- Successfully bootstrapped a thriving, helpful, self-sustaining forum community, based on intentional community design – 25,000 page loads per week.
- Recruited many forms of help from enthusiastic individuals in the DH forum, e.g. web designer, forum spam manager.
- Served as system administrator and in-house developer for all websites (Linux VPS on Linode).
- Manipulated and scrubbed mailing lists to prevent our mailings from being marked as spam. Improved our send trust score from baseline (50%) to 95%.
- Analyzed web server stats to improve website usability and guide the next iterations of our business.
- Websites launched and managed:
- Produced (and co-hosted) the BioJacked podcast on Mutiny Radio (one of two Mission-based radio stations I helped build, the other being Radio Valencia).
Consultant, Most Productions (2008 to present)
- Use statistical methods to improve user interface to reach desired outcomes (sales, educational expectations, etc)
- Analyze current and desired audience profiles (demographics, etc) to improve rates of interactivity with corporate/institutional websites, apps, newsletters, etc.
- Improve corporate/institutional website rankings for search engine key phrases.
- Interpret scientific and technological research to enhance corporate understanding of current trends.
- Work with UX and graphic designers to create dynamic websites using WordPress (see Portfolio).
- Raise a delightful baby boy (the work that’s never done).
Community Manager, The Seasteading Institute (2009-2010)
- Served as main point of contact for press interested in seasteading as envisioned by The Seasteading Institute.
- Coordinated press interviews with TSI Executive Director Patri Friedman (and occasionally served as interviewee myself). Made allies for Seasteading in science and engineering.
- Coded templates and developed user experience on Ephemerisle.org (see also the ephemerisle.org portfolio story)
- Blogged incessantly to exhort community members to build cool stuff for Ephemerisle 2010 — which they did, spectacularly.
Producer / Owner, Little Moving Pictures (2007-2009) [incorporated LLC Nov 2008]
- Coordinated multiple simultaneous teams of ninja cameramen and capricious super-editors
- Directed on-site documentaries lasting exactly 2 days of shooting to produce 5-7 minutes of edited video
- Developed film business process to efficiently serve the “little format” niche
- Produced over 50 separate short films for web format. Notably: The Black Diamond Documentaries (36 there alone)
Producer / Software Architect, Most Productions (2008), Oakland
- Supervised development of R3Global’s Virtual Marketing System (revamped in 2010 by a different team, see here if prev link not functional).
- Managed overseas team of 2 developers and 1 graphic designer all working remotely in different time zones
- Project estimate including video production: $45,000 / 3 months
- Project delivery: $38,000 / 3 months
Sr System Administrator, Kapor Enterprises (2006-2007), San Francisco
- Technology: Every OS, RT ticket-tracker, Python, vi.
- Managed IT infrastructure for resident non-profits: Creative Commons, OSAF, LPFI.
- Prioritized and delegated trouble tickets of all varieties — from end-user software troubleshooting requests to software engineer heckling over kernel tuning.
- Developed institutional process for Linux installations, email spam and virus filtering, and tons more…
- Ruined hopes and dreams of OSAF programmers of being the first to beat Guitar Hero 3 on Expert.
Software Engineer, PGP (2005-2006), Palo Alto
- Technology: Linux, OS X Server, PGP, Python, Ruby, Rails, C/C++, Asterisk, SIP
- Coordinated needs of Engineering and IT departments to converge on actual need requirements for company internal process management, and developed task-tailored business logic to serve those needs.
- i.e., found out what people were bitching about having to do a lot, and wrote apps to make it so they had far less tedious junk in their day.
- Worked with Phil Zimmermann on zfone project
Network Administrator / Telephony Engineer, Vortex Media (2004-2005), Toronto
- Technology: Linux, Python, MySQL, Cisco, POTS, T1, Asterisk
- advised this small telecommunications business outsourcing startup on optimal technology purchases
- architected expert-routed telephony hub using Asterisk open-source telephony server and T1-POTS interfaces
- crimped 521 pounds of Cat5e cable.
Programmer, Openflows.org (2001), Toronto
- Technology: Linux, Python, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS
- consulted with non-profit agencies to produce your average turn-of-the-century LAMP web development.
- worked primarily on best-practices guidelines development project
- photographed high-rise spiders.
Streaming Radio Consultant, Freelance (1999-2001), Toronto
- Technology: Linux, shoutcast, icecast, mp3, HTML, CSS, studio recording equipment
- Taught people how to use that new-and-shiny streaming radio stuff and set it up in their live venue, studio, etc.
- Started like half a dozen really bad bands.
Programmer, Moberg Research (1998-1999)
- Technology: Linux, Perl, PostgreSQL, MaxDB, DesignWorks
- Wrote Perl to translate proprietary MaxDB records into SQL format
- Tinkered with circuit designs of flagship hardware project, The Grateful Head.
References provided upon request.
You may also like:
- my web development project portfolio, where you can skim a few stories about how some projects both small and large came to be.
- my performance reviews, putting on display my interactions with freelancers I’ve hired.
- my community projects page, full of the sorts of things I’ve been honoured to contribute to here in the Bay Area.