Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wow... it is amazing what time pressure can do

All positions aside from the designer have been filled. We are actually going to build an entire team of designers, so if you are out there, let me know!

I have the most amazing team and I am excited.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Job Openings at Synaptic Mash

If you are passionate about Education and live in Seattle, apply for a position at SynapticMash. We want talent!!! Email

Lead Graphic, Web, and UI Designer

  • Leader who is a fan of Edward Tufte, understands the human mind, is amazing at unfolding stories
  • Is passionate about social networking
  • Must have worked on complex Web-sites, knows intuitive Web page layout and site navigation
  • 5+yrs Illustrator and Flash
  • 2+yrs of XHTML with CSS
  • 1+yr JavaScript 1.5+
  • UI experience
  • Ruby on Rails exposure a plus

Junior Web Dev
  • Presentation, applications, network services and protocols
  • 2+yrs Ruby family, Python, Perl or Lisp family

Junior Server Devs
  • Distr systems (shared storage object space, data versioning/partitioning)
  • 2yr+ LISP family
  • 2yr+ meta-programming lang (Scheme, OCaml, Python)
  • 2yr+ C/C++
  • 2yr+ *nix scripting
  • Network protocols and distr systems
  • Familiar with LispWorks or SBCL deployment
  • Play nice w/ MacOSX and Linux desktops
Sys Admin / Production Server Farm Programming
  • Server farm automation and design
  • Agent authoring for monitoring server farms
  • Server upgrades
  • 2yr+ *nix scripting
  • 2yr+ sys-admin experience with Linux
  • 2yr+ Debian Linux
  • 1yr+ C

Student Information System (SIS) Programmer/Analyst
  • Statistical models for assessment and attendance data
  • BI
  • Fuzzy sets or Bayesian style weighting
  • Experience with LISP family
  • Will consider candidates who work primarily with statistics packages such as Mathematica, SAS, Stata, etc.

Downsides/upsides of a startup

I paid $70 in tickets and $30+ in parking this week.
I also received the smallest check I have seen since I was in highschool (or so it feels). But you know what...

I am all smiles.

I believe that this is the coolest company that has crossed my path in my career!!!

And, Allison brought us breakfast. It is my goal to turn Allison into a nerd.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

We are hiring

We need User Interaction Designers, Web Graphic Designers (Javascript, XHTML, CSS), Information Architects, Server Developers (LISP, C, C++, Python), Production Server Farm Programmers/Automation Engineers, Systems Integrators for Educational Systems.

If you are interested in a kick a@# Seattle Startup... send me your resume.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Surfing the Green

So my new water love is Kayaking....

A couple of short videos of one of the best Falls of my life 2007

This one is of Allen, John, and Me Surfing the Green at around 680 cfs... The surf wave was awesome and every time the camera got on me, I could not catch it... camera is bad mojo man. But check out Allen, he doesn't even look like he is trying...

This is another day on the Skykomish river. We put in below Boulder Drop at around 2000 cfs I believe.

Rene was my fearless leader down Lunch Hole, Raja, Me in the Green Kayak, and Joyce the rock star who taught me a lot of what I know

Lunch 2.0

This is awesome. You know Lunch 2.0 could become an organic alternative to conferences.