Founder, CEO & Lead Developer
2014 - 2015 (6 months)
In only 70 days, from a standing start: * Learned, designed, and built an app using Node.js, CoffeeScript & Reactive-Coffee * Recruited and managed a global team...more of consultants and volunteers * Recorded dozens of hours of remote pair-programming sessions * Developed and shipped a complete single-page web app * Delivered the first new paradigm for learning programming in 20 years
On tight timelines with shoestring budgets, implemented Lean Startup and created prototypes for two clients.
Built and managed technology platforms to amplify the reach of Apple's Technology and Design Evangelists. Developed a custom web application to replace legacy off-the-shelf...more software for managing sessions, speakers, and scheduling for Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in 2014. Managed vision, policies, roadmap, and moderation for Apple's Developer Forums and mailing lists.
UNIX Product Manager
2003 - 2012 (about 9 years)
Responsible for initiating, managing, and marketing Apple's Open Source strategy and UNIX positioning, helping establish Mac OS X as the most popular UNIX distribution and...more the MacBook as the preferred computer for Open Source developers.
Product Line Manager for Developer Platforms
2000 - 2003 (almost 3 years)
Managed Project Builder (the ancestor of Xcode) and the Product Managers responsible for Java and WebObjects. Drove the migration of WebObjects 5 to Java, including repricing...more it from enterprise to professional usage.
Drove the commercial release of Apple's first next-generation operating system, based on NEXTSTEP technologies. Including building the first graphical Process Viewer (the...more ancestor of today's Activity Viewer) and release the core UNIX technology as Open Source.
Sole Product Manager, Open Source, Objective-C, Unix · I shipped the raw Rhapsody technology as a complete product (messaging, marketing, features,… · More channel training, etc.) to support the net-booting capabilities of the original iMac.
Mac OS X Server 1.0, released on March 16, 1999, is the first operating system released into the retail market by Apple Computer based on NeXT technology. It was the final release of the product code named Rhapsody, which was an interim combination of the OpenStep system (Mach OS and OpenStep API) and Mac OS 8.
Built & ran the back end systems for managing the conference
Full Stack Developer, Product Manager, Project Manager · * Proposed a custom web application to replace legacy off-the-shelf software for managing… · More sessions, speakers, and scheduling for Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in 2014 * Single-handedly designed, architected, and developed the application in three months using Ruby on Rails 4, PostgreSQL, and Capistrano on an internal cloud platform * Performed continuous delivery of new features and around-the-clock support for both planning and running the conference
Using reactive programming to teach advanced software design concepts to grade schoolers.
What I Do
Empowering founders to execute on their vision and values via:
• Mentoring and Leadership Development
• Launch Planning and Execution
• Product Strategy and Requirements
• Organizational Structure and Process Design
• Experience Design and Customer Development
In only 70 days, from a standing start:
* Learned, designed, and built an app using Node.js, CoffeeScript & Reactive-Coffee
* Recruited and managed a global team of consultants and volunteers
* Recorded dozens of hours of remote pair-programming sessions
* Developed and shipped a complete single-page web app
* Delivered the first new paradigm for learning programming in 20 years
A high-impact role at the intersection of technology, business, and user experience that will leverage my 17 years at Apple and the past two years helping startups ship world-class products on ridiculously short deadlines.