Here's my GitHub profile, which has a lot of baseball data code, api wrappers for a couple of music sites, and some other odds & ends.
Mozfest (2015), London
Trei Brundrett, Michael Donohoe, and I lead a group discussion on the platformification of the internet by social networks from our individual experiences: through a platform site, Vox; through a print-first subscription-minded publication, The New Yorker; and through an large advertising-supported (then) indie, Pitchfork.
Halifax Pop @ CASH Music Summit (2015)
I discussed how principles from open source software can guide musicians toward reclaiming ownership of their platform. including opening their data, learning how to use their data, participating in open platforms like CASH, and pushing blockchain technology as an open ledger verifiable by any device rather than closed-platform DRM options.
Mozfest (2014), London
I talked with Matt LeMay and Erin McKeown about creating an open data standard for musicians. We formed a three-headed perspective monster, covering how such a standard would directly benefit musicians, journalists, and the world at large. We also discussed the inputs and outputs for such a system, and the need for stronger rights and media management tools for artists.
Trei Brundrett, Michael Donohoe, and I led a session about CMS culture at our companies. Trei covered Vox's much-discussed Chorus platform. Michael discussed his experience with WordPress as a powerful platform that keeps a low barrier to entry without dropping its standards. I discussed Pitchfork's internal story builder application. We covered the pit- and pratfalls in CMS development, but also the successes we've had in making content tooling a Patriotic Duty.
BackboneConf 2014, Boston
I talked at length about how Pitchfork and Backbone met and how love filled the air.
A little background on how my small development team accomplishes great things