My software has been sent into space, carried up Mt. Everest, and strapped to the head of an Indy 500 driver. I’m involved with numerous open-source projects, was the creator of a 3D algorithm that’s now widely used, and was even the primary (or sole) inventor on a few medical device patents.
I founded a Web services company in 1998 and co-founded an IoT company in 2014 which ultimately got sold. I designed the Web-based medical monitoring system used by the two U.S. Navy hospital ships USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy (and was even awarded a challenge coin by the Comfort to prove it — a rarity for a civilian). At two different companies, I have helped develop training programs and content.
I have over 15 years experience teaching at Boston University. I’ve also taught seminar classes, tech courses for senior citizens, and even AP classes for high school students.
For fun, I create computer games and am one of the authors of “Cragne Manor” (a collaborative effort written by 84 authors), and the Ultima homage “Minima” (written in the extremely restrictive PICO-8 environment, this game was nominated for two awards). Similarly, I regularly participate in hackathons, with my annual involvement with “Hack-for-the-Sea” being of special note.
My interest goes into other areas, too, and I’ve got publications in topics ranging from local history to latent fingerprint analysis, and I founded an international ghost story contest.