Tag Archives: BTV

Joining Cloudant

Since 2005, my partner Jason Pelletier and I have had the privilege of working with numerous great clients through our company, Found Line. While we have enjoyed this work, it’s time for us to move on to other things. I’m happy to announced that I will be joining Cloudant (an IBM company) as a Developer [...]

Last Chance for Continued Municipal Ownership of Burlington Telecom?

Tonight’s special City Council meeting (5pm, Contois Auditorium, City Hall) may be the point of no return for continued municipal ownership of Burlington Telecom. City Council’s decision about a bridge loan in relation to the recent Citibank settlement could force the City of Burlington to sell Burlington Telecom at a future date. I use the [...]

Joining the Code for America Brigade Program

I’m very happy to be able to announce today that Code for BTV in Burlington, Vermont has been selected to join the official Code for America Brigade program! Code for America announced today the 2013 Brigade Captains. Jason Pelletier and I will be participating in the Brigade’s leadership program as Brigade Captains. Today’s announcement includes [...]

The Tech Community and Economic Development

Lars Hasselblad Torres, director of the Vermont Office of the Creative Economy, retweeted a link today to an article about the The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy. From the article: At bottom, [the findings from a new study by Neil Lee and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose of the London School of Economics] suggest the [...]

Statement on Burlington Telecom and its Governance

Almost exactly a year ago I was appointed by the City Council of the City of Burlington, Vermont to the Telecommunications Advisory Committee. In this volunteer position, my role has been to advise the City Council on matters related to Burlington Telecom, a municipally owned telecommunications services provider. At the last regular meeting I was [...]

Burlington Telecom Advisory Committee

This past Monday evening I was appointed by the City Council of the City of Burlington, Vermont to the Telecommunications Advisory Committee. In this volunteer position, my role is to advise the City Council on matters related to Burlington Telecom, a municipally owned telecommunications services provider. I have many of my own opinions about Burlington [...]

Propose a Session for Vermont Code Camp 2011

Vermont is a beautiful place to visit—especially in the fall! We’re looking for Vermonters and non-Vermonters alike to speak at this year’s Vermont Code Camp. Vermont Code Camp is organized entirely by community volunteers, with the help of our great sponsors (we’re still accepting sponsorships, too). Vermont Code Camp is a polyglot event. We’re looking [...]

Vermont Startup Looking for PHP Developer

A new startup called Kohort is looking to add a PHP developer to their team here in Burlington, Vermont. The job description is as follows: We’re a new startup with some venture backing. We’re looking to add an experienced developer to help us out for the next five weeks (and possibly more). Qualifications are: experienced [...]

Brown Bag Lunches

Working at a small company (Found Line), there aren’t as many opportunities to talk with and learn from a diverse set of co-workers as there might be at a larger organization. This is part of the reason why I organize our local PHP Users Group and am involved with other community events (VAGUE, Vermont Code [...]

Intermediate PHP

At last night’s Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group meeting I gave an Intermediate PHP talk where I discussed working with arrays, functions, and objects. You can view the presentation on SlideShare or see the code examples on GitHub. A big thanks to Matthew Weier O’Phinney for helping to put together the presentation (unfortunately he was [...]