James KingCut my teeth in the Unix world with SunOS 4.1.3, quickly embraced Linux 0.1 and my computing career was born. I worked as a systems administrator for a number of years and transitioned to development work.  Like everyone else, by the late 90’s I began building websites and have been doing it ever since. I have worked for agencies, big companies, and small companies on various technology projects – Server administration, Web Development, Software Development, etc.  Today I am sitting on over 25 years of experience.

Former host and organizer of the Breaking Development Podcast and Conference.

Currently, I am taking a “Technology Sabbatical” as a high school humanities teacher while I complete my MA in History.

Update:  My MA was conferred April 2019.

But my passion is in system automation – trust me, with a few lines of Python or a sprinkling of Javascript I could eliminate you and evangelizing technology.  I have recently come to the conclusion that I am a techno-utopian.

I also have a fetish for organizing information into Personal Knowledge Bases, metadata, and the quest for the perfect 21st century library.

I am spending some time exploring Linux administration, software development, tools, and methods I didn’t have time for in the past.  I have really gotten on the automation and productivity bandwagon.

Distro of choice: Ubuntu, because life is too short for anything else.

I have 25 years of technology (software development, Linux administration, web development, and evangelizing technology) experience, four years as a humanities teacher and am always looking for the next opportunity – feel free to email me.