I have always been fascinated with the interconnections between individuals, systems, and content in networks.  With the rapid evolution of machine learning, semantic web technologies, and sentiment analysis I feel like we’re on the cusp of some truly remarkable systems and solutions that can make a difference in how people communicate, learn, and grow.  I want to be a part of that revolution.

Experience

Georgia Institute of Technology : Jan 2017 – Present

Research faculty (Research Scientist II) in the College of Computing, School of Interactive Computing, Design & Intelligence Lab.  Primary focus is leading the integration efforts on an NSF Big Data Spokes initiative related to ecological research simulations.  The project is a collaboration with the Smithsonian, IBM Watson, and South Big Data Hub as well as several other institutions in the southeast.

Phase2 Technology : Jan 2012 – Dec 2016

Phase2 is primarily a web consultancy with large clients and demanding architectures. As a Senior Developer, I have taken on Technical Lead and/or Architect roles for several projects including:

I am also the Concentration Lead for the Data Migration & Processing team.  Platforms primarily used are LAMP-based CMSs, Acquia and OpenShift hosting, Solr and Elasticsearch indexing, and custom integrations.

Cool Blue Interactive : Apr 2010 – Jan 2012

Senior Developer at a boutique online agency responsible for site buildout; technical direction; and evaluation of new tools, technologies and services.  Responsible for management and training of junior developers, as well as a technical resource for the sales team. Platforms used were CakePHP, LAMP-based CMSs, OpenLayers+OpenGeo, hosted primarily on Rackspace Cloud.

Octobang : Jan 2004 – Present

Independent contractor building custom automation and LAMP stack solutions primarily for powersports, automotive, and niche social networking clients.

Infosys Development Group    Jan 1996 – Jan 2004

Senior Consultant for enterprise backend system design and implementation for various clients:

  • BMC Software (Enterprise Data Propagation SBU)
  • Altra Energy Technologies (GISB-compliant EDI solutions, acquired by Caminus, Sungard)
  • Zeh Graphic Systems (enterprise graphics processing solutions, acquired by Petris)

Technologies used were C/C++, Java, multiple Unix platforms, multiple RDBMS platforms, Windows.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology : Atlanta, GA

Currently enrolled, MS in Computer Science, Machine Learning specialization.
Anticipated graduation Fall 2017.

Saint Edward’s University : Austin, TX

Graduated 2003, MBA in Finance.

Saint Edward’s University : Austin, TX

Graduated 2000, BBA in Finance.

Texas A&M University : College Station, TX

Coursework in Biochemistry & Genetics (2 years)
Coursework in Computer Science & Engineering (3 years)

Skills

Current

Primarily LAMP development – Drupal 6/7/8, Symfony, WordPress, CodeIgniter, custom applications to integrate with backend data services (Socrata, CKAN, QuickBase, etc).

Datastores I currently work with are MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, Elasticsearch, Solr.

Intermediate/advanced devops skills.  Limited CI/automation experience.  Experience with Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, other proprietary Unixes, OSX, Windows.  Some OpenShift experience.

Acquiring

Android, Elixir, Phoenix, Erlang, Python.  Ramping back up on Java.  Investigating graph databases, currently exploring Neo4j.

Past (but not forgotten)

High-performance multithreaded C/C++ application architecture and development (ETL, graphics processing, EDI, Windows ISAPI and driver development), Java servlets.

Conference Presentations

All Things Open 2014
Open Data + Open Source = Open Goodness

CapitalCamp 2014
Open Data, Not Just a Buzzword

BADCamp 2013
Drupal + Socrata = Open Data for the Masses!

DrupalCamp Atlanta 2013
Drupal + Socrata = Open Data for the Masses!

DrupalCamp Atlanta 2012
Large Drupal Multisites (GTA Case Study)

Atlanta Drupal User’s Group 2011
OpenLayers for Drupal: The 10,000 Foot View

Professional Associations

IEEE-CS
ACM