Founder, AltBrains Workshop LLC, March 2019 - now
Publisher, Nimble Books LLC 2006 - now
Created new product line by writing script that uses Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) API to carry out a search, page through the returned metadata, sort and filter the resulting dictionary, retrieve desired assets, store them, and save them into a Word document with customized front matter and metadata.
Reduced time required to generate event-specific author publicity material by 80% using Liquid templates that do a series of nested for loops over Jekyll Collections containing author bios and expertise proof points.
Reduced time required to layout book covers in Scribus by 90% by writing Python program that automatically creates and positions all the necessary layers, fills, text, and image objects; designed interior & exterior for 300+ books.
Founder, PageKicker Corp. 2015 - 2017
Hedged trends in blockchain and microcommerce by mastering Python API for 21.co and using it to write a variety of scripts that queried the blockchain, carried out microtransactions, and retrieved JSON from my Flask API server that launched analysis and action scripts on my backend.
- Hedged trends in blockchain and microcommerce by mastering Python API for 21.co and using it to write a variety of scripts that queried the blockchain, carried out microtransactions, and retrieved JSON from my Flask API server that launched analysis and action scripts on my backend.
Developed open source algorithmic publishing pipeline in bash and Python that accepts demand cues in text or JSON; searches external permissioned content; fetches, analyzes and assembles; builds print and e-book interiors and covers; exports data and metadata to online stores (Magento) and distribution outlets; and uses social APIs for publicity.
- Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School, 1996. 21st/322.
- MFA candidate, Cinema Production, University of Southern California, 1985.
- Bachelor of Arts in External Examination Program, History and International Relations, Swarthmore College, 1982.