|david emmanuel weekly|
|To create, inspire, learn, teach, modify, enlighten, innovate, and love.|
|I am currently only available on an advisory basis, as I am full-time on leading my company. Please do not contact me about full-time or contracting opportunities.|
|Using a deep technical background combined with common sense business knowledge and a love of people to build value ex nihilo.|
|education / awards|
PBworks formerly PBwiki
- Chairman of the Board (2003-)|
The Hacker Dojo Corporation - Founding Director (2009-)
San Mateo Cares - Board Member (2010-)
BlueTweet - Technical Advisory Board (2009-2010)
Remark'd - Technical Advisory Board (2008-2009)
jaxtr - Technical Advisory Board (2005-2009) [sold]
MusicManagement - Adviser (2007-2008)
Online Policy Group - President & Executive Director (2005-2007), Board Member (2002-2008)
PlayOnDemand - Board Member (2000-2004)
Camp Amelia - Board Member (2004-2005)
|founder, PBworks (formerly PBwiki)||september 2003 - present|
|Built a successful, multi-million dollar business from the ground up. Developed and launched the PBworks™ service, raised >$5m of capital, built world-class team of 30+, recruited top-notch enterprise CEO. Service now used by over a million groups and half the Fortune 500. (Other projects launched: IM Smarter™, BotBlock, SingleStat.us, L0K8.)||PHP, Perl, MySQL, pound, lighttpd, mogilefs, memcached|
founder & director,
||august 2001 - february 2008|
|Founded world's first non-profit focused on providing colocation services to the not-for-profit online community. Managing over 130 not-for-profit servers in Fremont, CA and helped found .sister. colocation projects in Seattle, Toronto, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Clients include the Special Olympics, community radio stations, churches, anarchists, charities, Open Source projects, and UFO conspiracists. Directing core operations team of eight and volunteer mailing list of around 200. Maintaining website, handling new requests for service, fixing and preventing service outages. Planning growth, managing inventory, soliciting donations, negociating deals. Addressed conference in Geneva at the Palace of the United Nations on the subject of community colocation. Attended the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia to represent free speech interests to the world community.||"chutzpah", Linux, HTML, PHP, Request Tracker, SNMP, MRTG, negociations, leadership, DNS, SMTP, speaking, email & phone support, fundraising.|
|technology consultant / columnist / researcher / analyst||1998 - 2005|
1998-1999: Performed technical consultations for Spinner (formerly TheDJ, now part of
AOL) to advise them on best practices for archiving
their audio data. Performed extensive consultation for MyPlay (now part
of Bertlesmann) regarding
marketing strategies, website design, network infrastructure, feasibility
analysis, and disk storage. Performed contract innovation work for Casio
Research, coming up with several patentable ideas in the field of consumer
audio products. Consulted with MPlayer on their eventual spinoff of
their HearMe realtime audio conferencing product (now publicly traded).
Provided business case
analysis for eBizApps. Consulted for Time-Warner, advising as to the future
of music and possible actions to take to best profit from new media.
Consulted for AudioRequest regarding market indications and technology.
2000: Covered several full tradeshows (including CES and Comdex) for the Korean media, interviewing (sometimes grilling) many dozens of companies on camera (in English), as well as a writing essays and columns that were translated into Korean for posting on the Chosun Daily's homepage, Korea's most popular newspaper online and off. Ran the first set of independent codec comparisons to include MS Audio. Posted the Napster protocol, how to get around a Napster blockade, and how to get online after being booted by Metallica, each of which received several hundred thousand hits. Published the web's first comprehensive SSX fan site. Published information on a Napster-like network months before Napster was even conceived.
2001-2002: Consulted for Scout Electronics, assisting with architectural design and database layout for a wirelessly deployed and centrally-updated entertainment platform and created for them an advanced intranet in PHP from scratch with security features and versioned centralized filesharing. Wrote publicly published analyses for Plug, MP3Now, MP3.com, Digital Mogul, and others focused on the online music industry.
2003: Invented the name for and assisted with the initial architectural design and conceptual evolution of Plaxo, Inc., which attracted over $10m of financing and was launched amidst widespread international press. Coded the picture-browsing interface for Windermere Photography.
2004: PHP-ified and partly redesigned Georgy Russell for Governor website. Designed and implemented ChristianIntrigue's website, including recording, editing, encoding, digitizing, and streaming several CD-quality sets of material. Wrote SuperHappyFunInvite, an Evite replacement that includes realtime mapping to show where partygoers are coming from; used to invite over 600 people to our party. Added functionality to There.com's bulletin board system and fixed several bugs. Conceived, pitched, and implemented new audio classification algorithm for Telephia, improving accuracy and saving hundreds of man-hours. Flew to Ghana as part of of Camp Amelia, prepared and delivered twenty interactive lectures on computing technology, wrote and distributed press releases (published in Pravda!), fixed dozens of computers and wrote papers advising general changes required by the Ghana Ministry of Education. Upgraded shopping cart web software for Anna's Cookies.
2005: Performed UNIX backend security and scalability tasks for POPCAST, set up and configured forums. Wrote several articles on entrepreneurship.
C, Perl, Shell, HTML, PHP
MP3, AAC, VQF, WM4
MS Word, Emacs
|software engineer, There||april 2002 - september 2003|
|Principal architect and implementor of world's first streaming Shoutcast music experience in a 3D virtual world. Redesigned forums and made them 47 times faster. Created cluster management and software distribution tools. Created tools for monitoring web applications performance. Drove internationalization efforts internally. Pioneered wiki usage internally, now used for documentation across the company. Extensive core infrastructure design and coding to improve cluster efficiency, administration, responsiveness, and monitoring.||
|software architect, Legato Systems||february 2001 - march 2002|
|Assisted innovation in the enterprise backup field; worked with Legato's flagship Networker product and pushing it to new levels. Added support for EMC FasTrax to NetWorker. Discovered new technologies relevant to Legato's mission; improved process within Legato. Leveraged Open Source technologies in Legato's mission and assisting Legato in contributing back to the Open Source community. Ported product to OS/X singlehandedly in free time, which ended up being worth millions in added contracts for Legato. Independently conceived, designed, wrote, and edited four company-wide technology newsletters designed to keep Legato aware of market developments and technological advances relevant to our field. Started a weekly brainstorming session on technological hurdles the company must face and on how to face them. Created automated documentation engine, assisted innumerable people in code development, contributed ideas and inspiration to many groups. Flew to several other development sites to help coordinate and unify development efforts. Youngest member to ever sit on the Engineering Council or join the architecture group.||
Linux, OS/X, Windows 2000
C, Make, Perl, shell
security, cryptography, peered networks, bootloading code, code analysis, market research, linux kernel modules, scalable systems, documentation systems, user interfaces, distributed systems, build systems, and more.
|research assistant||summer 2000|
|Lived in Sweden for two months, assisting in the design, creation, and execution of a survey of Swedes concerning their opinion of genetically modified foods. Personally responsible for the distribution, administration, and collection of over 300 20-minute surveys. Wrote a program to aid in the consequent data entry.||
Visual Basic for Applications
Writing Skills, Interviewing / People Skills
|cofounder Silverdew Consulting, Inc.||march 1998 - april 1999|
|Created Stanford's first personalized information portal, with realtime news feeds, customizable layout, bookmarks, and calendaring. Jointly conceived, proposed, and executed contract to create a dynamic database-driven website for the Stanford Fund, tracking hundreds of volunteers' hours for dozens of student groups. Saved Stanford staff innumerable hours of work with easy-to-use and easy-to-administrate tool. Made Stanford volunteers happier.||
|software engineer atWeb, Inc.||summer 1998|
Perl, C, C++, HTML
|cofounder Universal Digital Media, LLC||april 1997 - february 1998|
|Designed and co-founded the first company in the world to assist record companies and artists in the online promotion of their work in MP3 format. With my partner, we created a website and distribution framework for getting MP3s out to people, legally. We were covered in over 15 publications, three television shows, and I was a guest speaker at two conferences consequent to my involvement.||
|research assistant Stanford Graphics||summer 1997|
|Assisted in the analysis and selection of a 3D laser rangefinding solution for scanning Michaelangelo's David in sub-millimeter resolution. Took existing 3D mesh alignment software and made it over ten times faster while using a quarter of the memory: this optimization enabled the team to use the software on an SGI O2 that they could take with them to Italy, as opposed to only running on the supercomputer at the lab.||
|research assistant MIT Lincoln Labs||summer 1996|
|Singlehandedly architected and implemented a cross-platform framework and GUI for the evaluation, testing, and use of patttern recognition engines to replace a seven year-old project written in Motif written by several other engineers. Documented my work and presented it in front of the lab at the end of the summer.||
Unix, Mac, Win32
|research assistant Harvard Physics Lab||summer 1995|
|Greatly improved upon antimatter particle simulation engine to simulate the recombination of antiprotons with positrons to form cold Anti-Hydrogen, enhancing its readability and speed. Independently conceived, designed, and created a DOS program to render at high-speed the 3D particle interactions, enabling the viewer to use a "3D VCR" to watch the interactions, including pause, rewind, zoom, and spin. Extensively documented the programs and their results.||
Solaris, DOS, Windows 95
FORTRAN77, C++, asm
|network engineer GenRad, Inc.||summers 1993,4|
|Created GenRad's first website, internally championing the concept of having a corporate image on the web. Updated and maintained the network MAC database, using a sniffer to ensure the integrity of the network. Assisted with the design of a secure Internet network architecture for GenRad.||