CAMERA RESOURCE PAGE / DVSPOT
Webmaster, September 1997 - Present
Turned a hobby into a profitable web site, which is one of the most popular
digital imaging sites on the Internet. Site receives over 12 million
pageviews per month from over 1.9 million visitors (Oct '03).
Update content several times per week, review cameras and other products,
maintain database of over 650 cameras, manage relationships with advertisers,
manufacturers, and content partners. Sister site dvspot.com covers digital
MAGAZINE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Columnist, January 2002 - August 2004
Writing monthly column for Macworld Magazine covering the latest digital
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Group Webmaster, Game Media Group,
September 1999 - April 2001.
Designed and built new backend for Gamasutra.com
using PHP and MySQL, including member registration, buyers guide, and
content management. Successfully migrated 80,000+ users to new server/backend/ISP
in less than 6 weeks. Helped add online payments (with VeriSign software)
to site. Managed one web developer.
COMPUTER PUBLISHING, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Editor, Fall 1998 Winter 1999
Ensured technical accuracy of text and diagrams for several Macintosh
books in the SAMS Teach Yourself in 24 Hours series. Turned complex technical
jargon into lucid and friendly text that could be easily understood by
new computer users.
COMMUNICATIONS, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
Content Specialist, August 1998 - September 1999
Responsible for daily maintenance of the Netcenter home page, one of the most heavily trafficked pages on the Internet. Maintained static HTML pages for Whats New/Whats Cool, Kids & Family channel, and press releases, as well as RDF files for three dynamically-generated My Netscape channels. Prototyped next generation Netcenter site. Analyzed home page traffic patterns, and work with QA department to make pages compatible with all browsers/platforms.
BOOKSTORE, LA JOLLA, CA
Webmaster, April 1996 - June 1997
Worked with Marketing department to transform a dull, text-based page into an award-winning site. Created an online shopping system for UCSD logo clothing. Added a virtual tour of the store to the site, using QuicktimeVR. Installed and maintained an Excite search engine. Performed basic system administration for Solaris-based server.
MacOS, MacOS X, Windows NT/98/95, UNIX/Linux
Filemaker Pro, MySQL, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, GoLive, BBEdit,
Pagemaker, Flash, numerous web browsers, vi, HomeSite.