Hi, I'm currently the Technical Director for AskThem. I'm also a long time open source contributor. Most prominently, I'm the original author and lead developer of Kete, a Ruby on Rails based collaboration tool.

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I love building software...

I've mostly done this in the service of other people's goals, but I'm ready to take a chance on a project of my own.

As a software developer, I've explored supporting the things that I care about with my work for others.

With Askthem.io, I threw in with Participatory Politics Foundation to break down the wall between elected officials and the citizens they represent. I dedicated myself to Howhenua Library Trust's vision of supporting local communities online as the technical lead on Kete. Almost everything I've done has had an open source component.

In this way I've

Today as I read Avdi Grimm's Active Record Soup, I was reminded of how much the old folk story Stone Soup has had an impact on my life.

I was raised Unitarion Universalist which, as far as religions, was very free and open. Stone Soup was a mainstay of both sunday school and our youth groups at summer camp.

The story has many facets, but the idea that if we band together and make the smallest of contributions that what is seemingly impossible for the individual can be accomplished as a community has always stayed with me.

In

Orange Bar, Dorsodura, Campo Santa Margharita, Venice, Italy 

View of the front of the Orange Bar in Campo Santa Margharita.

Come join me at Orange Bar in Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy - Sunday 10am, October 27th!

Sorry for the late notice on this, but I needed to scope out the location and figure out some other details.

Come along if you want to talk about any of these things:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ember.js
  • programming
  • start-ups
  • OpenGovernment
  • askthem.io
  • acting, theater, or film
  • remote work
  • travelling

It would be great if you could let