Job: Disney.com Platforms Team.
Old Job: TouringPlans.com / Unofficial Guide.
Old Podcast: BETAMOUSE/a>.
Older Job: TechCrunch.
RoboCup: Northern Bites.
I'm a Staff Software Engineer for the Disney.com Platforms Team. In October 2012, we launched a completely new, built-from-the-ground-up Disney.com. Check it out.
Previously, I was a developer for TouringPlans.com, which is the research arm of the Unofficial Guide series of travel books. We created some fantastic web and mobile products for touring theme parks.
As for extra-curriculars, I go to Disneyland a lot. I was the host of the now-retired but still froody BETAMOUSE podcast. I built Instaparks, competed in various Disney-related scavenger hunts, and when I was in the Bay Area, helped organize Startup2Startup, a monthly dinner event for silicon valley geeks, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Before all that, me and another guy built CrunchBase, a structured wiki project for TechCrunch. I also worked on all their blog properties and infrastructure.
For two years before that, I was the team captain for the Northern Bites, Bowdoin College's RoboCup 4-Legged League team. In 2007 in Atlanta, we won the RoboCup World Championship. In 2006, we finished tenth. And we met Drew Carey.
I graduated from Bowdoin College in '06 with degrees in Computer Science and American Government. I studied at The University of Otago in spring '05.