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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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.


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

Orange Bar, Dorsoduro, Campo Santa Margharita, Venice, Italy.

So I'm actually going to do it! I'm organizing two upcoming get togethers, which I'm tentatively calling "A Round" - short for "a round-the-world" and also "I'll buy you a round", in Venice, Italy and Tokyo, Japan during then end of October.

I'm planning on keeping them mostly freeform at this point. I'll pick a fun venue like a coffee shop or bar much in the spirit