Work With Me

Over my career I have helped to build life saving medical software, secure messaging systems, high performance video delivery platforms, and open source projects used around the world by companies, universities and governments.

I have contributed to numerous Open Source projects, but I’m most widely known for my work on Elgg and Known.

More widely, I have designed platforms and APIs, set policy and direction, and have spoken at conferences about my work. I have designed and built high profile platforms used widely in the European scientific community, and have helped shape policy at the European level.

I Can Offer:

Interested in working with me?

Here’s how to get started.

Step 1: Drop me a quick email briefly outlining your query or project.

Step 2: Watch your email for questions from me. Before we hop on the phone for a no-obligation consult, I’d like to know a bit about you and what you’d like to get out of coaching with me.

Step 3: Reply to that email!

Step 4: Once we’ve agreed on a time for a call (if you prefer email, or IM, that’s fine too), we’ll consult! We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.

Step 5: Then we’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.

If you have any questions, send me an email!

Highlighted Project: COVID-19 Protein Portal

COVID-19 research portal, designed to help coordinate the nation wide research effort into developing a Coronavirus vaccine.

Fast turnaround site built on a new micro services architecture, using React, Node, PHP and GraphQL.

Highlighted Project: KQED Teach

KQED Teach is a major media literacy platform which won the NAMLE MLM Award in 2017, previous winners include the PBS NewsHour, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,, Creative Commons, and the Ella Baker Center/Van Jones.

I built large parts of the core platform, based on Known, integrating Open Badges, Elastic search, and many other enhancements, to build a lightweight course management platform for one of the largest public media broadcasters in the United States.

Highlighted Project: Latakoo

Latakoo uses adaptive video compression to allow footage to be sent over a commodity internet connection at high speed. Customers include NBC News, which uses the platform to send footage back to its newsroom from places like the Sochi Olympics, Air Force One and the Houston floods, where other options are often slower, more expensive, or not feasible.

I worked with the CTO and a team of programmers to design and build the platform and infrastructure behind Latakoo’s core products. I designed much of the back end data systems, data storage and transfer infrastructure as well as designing the core APIs. These included a number of novel innovations which improved the speed and efficiency of the core products and greatly improved the usability for the customers.

Highlighted Project: Minds

Minds is a social network, with built in end to end encrypted chat, which offers users the ability to create their own accounts, as well as create their own social networks hosted on their platform. It has millions of active users, and was one of the fastest startups to raise over a million dollars in equity crowdfunding. Working with the Minds team, I helped develop their core platform to produce their initial product offering, based on Elgg multisite.