I am not a technologist totally by accident but close enough to call my blog Accidental Technologist. I started my career as a Chemical Engineer but switched my major on what seemed like a whim. So, here I am a computer scientist.

I am a Systems Architect, Senior Developer and Independent Contractor living in Woodstock, CT. I have been writing software for the better part of 20 years in languages such as BASIC, C/C++, Visual Basic, ASP/ASP.NET and C#. I ran my own company for 10 years but sold the business to move on to other interests.

Today I write commerce-related applications in ASP.NET 2.0 and C# but have expanded my portfolio to include Windows Forms in .NET as well .

I have a couple applications I have written and maintain in Ruby on Rails.  One is over at www.toreadlist.com and is a little site to keep track of what you want to read next, like a book mark for the web but not like Del.icio.us or a bookmark in your browser.  Check it out and see what I mean.

My Ruby and Ruby on Rails work started about a year and half ago.  I have interest in all dynamic languages with Ruby being my favorite.  I maintain the open source project known as Instant Rails project over on RubyForge as well.

I also am a .NET and Ruby editor for a great site, www.infoq.com.  I have been doing work for them since June 2007.

A recent copy of my resume can be found here.

My other interests include backpacking in the White Mountains and flying High Power Rocketry in and around New England.


2 responses to “About

  1. My name is Maria Rinke. I represent Genstar-TV Guide International, the leading, global media and technology company I’m responsible for talent development and I’m leading a search for an Ad Solutions Architect. Being that we are in the same industry, I was wondering if you know anyone who might be interested in an opportunity like this. Feel free to forward my information. If I can help you with anything from my side, be it now or in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Maria Rinke
    Global Recruiting Services
    from USA (212) 380-4160 ext.416

  2. What exactly is an Ad Solutions Architect?