Proven leader of programming teams. Server-side/database specialist. Entrepreneur. Best-selling author of the first book on PHP. Internet native, online since 1991. Open source advocate.
Vice President, Chief Technologist
2003-Present * Conversive Electrons dba Clear Ink * Berkeley, CA
Built technology team to six employees plus contractors. Mentored junior hires into senior roles. Led team in building many successful client projects.
- Autodesk Offer Center
- UC Berkeley Events Calendar
- John Muir Health Web site
Open Source Contributor
Created several innovative Web applications and released them as open source.
- Slogbase * Analytics for Second Life * 2007
- FreeEnergy Start Kit * PHP 5 framework * 2005
- FreeTime * Project management * 2001
- FreeTrade * Ecommerce platform * 1999
- Stow * Storage optimizer * 1994
2001-2003 * Self-employed * Martinez, CA
Built ecommerce sites for an international ISP, a national retailer, and a local non-profit. Built law research portal.
- A.G. Ferrari Fine Foods
- Berkeley/Albany YMCA
- Law Reader
1998-2003 * Pearson Education * Upper Saddle River, NJ
Wrote the first book about PHP, published in May 1999, Core PHP Programming, a best seller that inspired two following editions. Third Edition co-authored with Zeev Suraski of Zend. Wrote Core MySQL in 2001, endorsed by MySQL AB.
- Core PHP Programming 1/e, 2/e, 3/e
- Core MySQL 1/e
- “Tricks of the Trade” column for Zend.com
1997-2000 * Clear Ink Corporation * Walnut Creek, CA
Rose from the ranks, from Programmer to Chief Technologist, leading a team of 10 engineers. Brought many brands to the Internet for the first time.
- Restoration Hardware
- John Muir Health System
- Pacific Bell/SBC
1995-1997 * Quantal International * Berkeley, CA
Managed 40M/day of international stock data in a relational database. Wrote C++ code. Created experimental VRML portfolio viewer.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
June 1994 * Weber State University * Ogden, UT