uncleCare

unclecareI am uncleCare’s Program Manager. We are creating the future for the way healthcare is managed by giving patients the power to engage more easily in their own health care, and by giving doctors an easy way to make sure their instructions are accurately converted into to-do items that patients can follow reliably.

uncleCare

Customer-Focused Product and Service Design Certificate

cornellI completed a 3-month certificate program at the Cornell University College of Engineering called “Customer-Focused Product and Service Design.” Some of the courses in the program included “Targeting Product and Service Designs to Customers’ Needs,” “Exploring the Design Space and Optimizing the Design,” “Thinking Through the Structure of System Design,” “Ensuring the Success of Product and Service Design,” and “Executing and Improving System Design” so it was quite a thorough immersion.

Customer-Focused Product and Service Design Certificate

PokitDok

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At PokitDok I served as the Product Manager as well as the all-around ‘glue’ keeping projects together. I began as PokitDok’s Lead Front End Developer and was then promoted to Director of Product Management to take the company through several complex transitions. Additionally, I managed the project schedule, balanced engineer workload, assisted new staff transitioning to start-up life, backed up the CEO, helped plan future product extensions, and managed changes to our existing product.

PokitDok

HighWire Press

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HighWire is the electronic publisher of over 1500 scholarly publications such as Science Magazine, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. We began as an independent startup with limited support from the University.

In the early days, there were about five of us in the group, and I designed and implemented the interface for all our scholarly publications and worked with our customers to sort out exactly what they wanted their sites to do and look like.

As my position evolved, I moved into working with our home-grown page templating language (“DTL”) to separate back-end and front-end development. I worked with the engineers to make sure this language they were creating was tailored to the work we needed to accomplish.

I then became our local expert in this proprietary language and was known as the person who could bend it to my will and solve any problems with it.

In later years as we grew towards and past 100 employees, I worked on special projects such as our early mobile interfaces, Kindle versions of our publications, and replacing our kludgy home-grown internal forum software with the industry-standard vBulletin.

HighWire Press

Portfolio

portfolio
This site is my favorite because it was my first WWW site. Back in 1994 it was cutting-edge, so don’t laugh at how dated it looks now! Portfolio was supposed to become the Gopher+ ‘paperless office’ for Stanford University, but half-way into development we realized that WWW was the future.

Portfolio

Try Handmade

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With this personal project I learned about community-building and running a group blog. I heavily customized the php as well as the front-facing theme.

Try Handmade

Try Handmade Gallery

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This personal project was my first attempt at a user-submitted content site. Uses WordPress plugins and heavy customization to let anyone submit to the juried collection.

Try Handmade Gallery

Fingernails that Shine like Justice

justice
A personal project I used as an excuse to learn the Genesis WordPress theme framework. Heavily customized workflow involving Mars Edit and custom macros. Site is optimized with CloudFlare.

Fingernails that Shine like Justice

Best of Handmade

bestofhandmade
With this personal project I created a Google Custom Search Engine which searches for handmade goods. Sellers of handmade products can request to be included, and using my streamlined workflow I can quickly add their shops to the index.

Best of Handmade

My Skillset:

product management
project management
graphic design
ui design
customizing wordpress
basic PHP
front-end web development
program management
blogging
genesis wordpress framework
thesis wordpress framework
user-generated content
forum software
community management
Google CSE