Founder / CEO / DXO
Transforming hindered great minds out of the old repetitive, mundane factory tasks. This allows the liberated employee and owner(s) the ability to take a look around. This leads to greater ingenuity and overall personal fulfillment for both employee and employer which with agile business practice and continuous improvement makes everyone more money simply as a bi-produce of doing things they love and spending more time with their loved ones at home. Loyalty and Efficiency is what we breed !
Principal DevOps Architect - Toyota North America / PO Connected Technologies HXF
About Beyondsoft: Beyondsoft Consulting Inc. is a leading IT Consulting, Solutions, and Services strategic partner helping enterprise companies drive business success. Beyondsoft combines business and technology experience to help clients successfully deliver on each of their web based initiatives. At Toyota: - Responsible for the establishment of DevOps processes including architecture design, development, coaching, mentoring, and partnership across various technology departments - Evangelizing the value of DevOps adoption and transformation within the organization - Understanding the overall product vision and working with the other teams in order to ensure vision success - Budgeting Forecasting for upcoming projects working with many vendors and departments in order to provide proper estimates to aid in direction. - Vendor Procurement - identifying partners for operation excellence. Then negotiating for long term relationships and leading through the process of approval and purchases.
Principal Solutions Architect
A Marketplace for Producers
Principal Solutions Architect / Consultant Digital Transformation via DriveDev Inc. (Consultant)
Architected many components of and supported digital transformation of the development studio which created Call of Duty: ELITE - the companion on-line service and platform for Call of Duty. Was a part of 3 product releases (Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops II), initially saved a failed launch not allowing users to login, with in hours had identified RC and had an engaged a user base of more than 12 million active players, and generated 2 million paying subscribers. Architected product development for back-end with a concentration on the Databases and provided guidance and mentoring / support in all application and infrastructure needs. front-end technology to support dedicated applications on mobile, console and a web portal on PC. This provided a path with the game data in a HA/DR model and in real-time, ranging from statistical information about player performance, social grouping and connections, as well as official competitions and e-sports infrastructure. Part of a Lead team that implemented and iterated on production processes to suit rapid development and prototyping, supporting distributed development with multiple external vendors. At this time utilized, what today is becoming or is common, techniques new to traditional game development at the time (JIRA / Confluence / Greenhopper / Kanban), evolved a hybrid Agile production process which supported rolling, iterative releases, as well as fixed date / fixed functionality drops. New Technology Assessment provided to Studio as on of the technical directors to evaluate weaknesses of initial tech stack and revise implementation to support service goals. Identified 3rd party web / cloud technology providers, evaluated fit to service goals, guided implementation of specific technologies across multiple platforms. This was in cross collaboration across multiple high profile CoD studios - Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Demonware. Built consensus on technical and design approach.
cultural integration support, 501.3c
CEO of Online Properties
BETA Records is the first true MUSIC ECOSYSTEM that connects fans with artists in the virtual and real world through its unique content making, moving and monetization business model capable of terrestrial and viral distribution of music and video. BETA Records consists of 4 inter-related content production, hosting and propagation entities: BETA Online, BETA TV, BETA Publishing (Sound Scope) and BETA Radio (OnePlayMusic coming Fall/Winter 2010) BETA Online — www.betarecords.com is our proprietary music community where users can join a "Tribe" of music to find events and listen to a catalog of over 350,000 songs and videos from a rapidly growing list of global artists. BETA's online space is unique in that it gives BOTH Artists and Fans a chance to monetize the popularity of their profile page via tipping, ads, song sales, affiliate programs etc., all powered by an integrated BETA eWallet and Banking system. BETA Online is FREE – Click here to join www.betarecords.com/beta/signup BETA TV — is a nationally syndicated (150+ U.S. cities) weekly music centric TV series filmed and produced in the heart of Hollywood, showcasing at least 3 acoustic artist videos from newly signed and Indie bands in episode format. BETA emphasizes educational and pop culture segments and in-house produced music videos using the best vintage analog recording gear (Telefunken, Neve, Studer, RCA, Trident, etc) combined with the modern sounds of its instrument sponsors such as Taylor Acoustic Guitar, Neumann and Sennheiser Microphones, Ford Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Gibralter Hardware, etc. Filming at the BETA Studios occurs Tue-Thur of every week.
Principal DevOps Architect / Engineer / BigData at Pythian
Leading the way with DevOps for many large online properties. Working primarily with AWS cloud (since 2007), using a variety of infrastructure development tools such as; OpsWorks Chef, Chef, CloudFormatiom, Terraform, Puppet and Ansible. This is all migrating and moving large companies to full HA/DR as well as CI/CD using the proper methodologies for the clients needs. In addition and added to the infrastructure architecture, this means picking the right tools for monitoring, alerting, and reacting properly to the application system. This can sometimes be remote 3rd party log consumption like sumo logic (now DataDog). There is a large array of similar and other data intelligence instrumentation for code inspection / traces like AWS Xray, New Relic, and Appdynamics. Some of these also offer infrastructure intelligence (AWS CloudWatch for one) and actions which can trigger events (in AWS maybe Lambda functions) to have the infrastructure take action, or can call out to other items like Pager Duty to get ahold of who is on call in an escalation path. There are a ton of other tools that have been used here for different aspects, logs one of the older and better tools although more expensive that has been used is Splunk, and another widely used infrastructure monitoring system is Nagios xi, which I've gotten used to replacing a lot in systems. I have just scratched the surface here with some of the tools I've implemented. Architecture needs are not limited to DevOps when companies come on there are a lot of Data Need that are addressed using a large array of DB types to fit the requirements. This means in some cases doing in flight data transformations to move data from RDBMS to memory, document (large document), time series, columnar storage etc... We have also implemented some interesting cross regional syn / asycn replication models for items such as percona xtra db clusters (galera 3 backbone) DB Case Study: https://pythian.com/clients/shutterfly/
Principal DevOps Architect / Data Solutions Architect (DBA) / BigData
DriveDev is key to the operations of such customers as Activision (Call of Duty MW3 / BeachHead), PayPal www.paypal.com, FileMaker -- a subsidiary of Apple Computers www.filemaker.com, Levity Entertainment www.jeffdunham.com, and many more.
Principal Solutions Architect
Unsigned artist system with 100's of thousands of unsigned artists and music housed and streaming to a large active user base.
Consulted as an Applications Architect, DBA, and DevOps Architect / Engineer for many companies over the years, generally resolving issues current teams were struggling with.
Senior Software Engineer and Architect
Technical consultant, architecting properties such as LiveNation.com, u2.com, and Filemaker.com.
Principal Technical Consultant
Ground up start of LiveNation.com. Ran the infrastructure, application, and database architecture. Gave technical direction for operational excellence as well as day to day guidance leading by example.
Lead Enterprise Application Architect
Took PHP to enterprise clients to compete and show value save against other disciplines such as Java. Technical reviewer of the Zend PHP hand book and certification exam. Reviewed many PHP frameworks, proposed and started the Zend Framework. Consulted with many clients via Zend for performance and optimization such as; Facebook (opcode caching) AMPd Mobile / MTV - (db layer - removal of ORM) Symantec (performance tuning) Friendster (messaging system capacity issues / scaling / performance) LinkedIn Careerbuilder FileMaker - Apple Signatures Network and so many more. Ran user groups in San Jose and San Francisco, and taught at NASA Ames Research Center (PHP, and the product suite Zend Offerings)