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I live in the mountains of Santa Cruz in the wonderful town of Ben Lomond with my partner Maggi Hoogs, children Wyatt, Gwen and River and our dogs Korkie and Finnegan.

I hold an Associate of Science in Electrical Technologies from Cabrillo Collage, Aptos, CA. I am autodidactic and have taught myself a bit about the sciences, woodworking, programing, web development, photography, art, and being a father.
I graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California in 1992. I have tought at the graduate level.

From mid 1997 to late 1999 I was involved heavily in the daily goings on at j2 Global Communications (formerly JFAX.COM) where I held down the fort as the Online Project Lead. In general I figured out what was damaged, missing or needed and facilitate its repair or creation. We ran IIS there, using a lot of ASP and COM objects in MTS to do the interaction with the back-end systems and credit card clearing houses. It was a good job, lots to do - flexed the mind.

Following JFAX.COM I worked as a contractor for Feed The Monster Media (FTM), they did focus on web sites for radio stations (for examples...KROQ and Live105) but they went out of buisness and didn't pay their employees for the last month. I did lots of XML/XSLT and tools (CMS) for clients to modify their sites.

Then I went to work for Pumatech as a Senior Engineer (Computer Programer... mostly web development). I did some work on IIS again (ASP in JavaScript - some XML/XSLT) and got to do some new stuff too; Tuxedo with Tomcat (jsp with a lot of servlets - beans), Responder (NTL - a pririotory replacement language) and some work with Enhydra and tomcat (more jsp and beans). Wrap that up with some Oracle 8i and that was that. Lot's of webserver stuff. Fun and chalanging. - You can take a look at some of my work at Intellisync.com (or you can as soon as my stuff get's up there. - Well the whole program was scratched - bye bye.)

In 2002 I started working at UCSC in the Division of the Arts as the Arts Administrative Systems Specialist, in general I supported staff with the computer systems in the Division and the University at large. The University, esp. the Arts Division, is an amazingly great place to work. Friendly people, good goal (education) and an atmospheare of warmth and well-being.

In 2004 I helped launch the Digital Arts and New Media Master of Fine Arts program at UCSC and worked for 11 years as the Technical Coordinator. In that role I managed the technical budget and spaces for the program: laser cutter, rapid prototyping, theater, gallary and did a bit of teaching.

In Janurary of 2013 I did a year long stint with 4D Inc, a software development company based near Paris, France. I acted as the Developer Advocate for Wakanda, their open source JavaScript database/webserver development and deployment server. In that role I helped orginze JS.everywhere, a JavaScript confernce in Paris and San Fransisco... I am still a part of of this conference.

I currently work for Netflix as a Senior User Interface Engineer focusing on the iOS application.

On the side I am the host of a weekly radio show GeekSpeak - Saturdays 10am PST on KUSP, Santa Cruz 88.9FM. GeekSpeak is a technology talk show. Listeners can tune in for general information about computers, internet, science, and general geeky things, and can call in to ask questions.

My parents are co-founders of Mountain Comunity Theater and for most of my life I have been involved at some level: acting, sound, lighting, set constrocution, writing, house managment, basically raised in the community theater. Currently I sit on the Trust of Park Hall, the community center of Ben Lomond. Park Hall is the home two both MCT and Little Peoples Repretory Thater both of which I apprciate gratly.




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October 05, 2003

Lyle: He's a Geek :)

I didn't like the seventh grade, so I asked my parents if I could try something else. They asked some friends if they could tutor me in certain subjects. Everything kind of turned out from there. I would go to one person for reading and so on. I remember riding the bus, 9 o'clock on Wedsnesdays, to get electronics from Mick Herbert. One-on-one with a PhD. It was great. We covered the fundamentals, electricity, AC, DC and had these weekly experiments. When I got back to school for the eighth grade I knew more than the teacher. I got to teach a section in class on electronics. I got a huge kick out of that.

Posted by kweerious at October 5, 2003 06:56 PM
originally posted in the itp of mit
[That link ^ is now password protected, but you can visit Dedi's ITP Notes if you would like.]