Web guy @madisondotcom; journalist; husband; jack-of-all-trades; instigator; drummer/guitarist.
I have more than 15 years of experience as a journalist, involved in the daily grind and thinking through the big picture of where the industry is and where it could be.
I bring the same motivation and passion to do the job whether I'm covering a township meeting where a farmer is petitioning for a new field road to be built, reporting from a crime scene or learning how to mashup data into map layers to visualize a contentious supreme court election.
Currently I lead audience development efforts for Madison.com and am working to give structure to unstructured text in order to add value to the local information we produce by the bushel.
As a journalist, I've served as editor of two weekly newspapers, and a reporter, desk editor, assignment editor, assistant sports editor and online content editor at dailies and have covered aspects of every major beat.
I have a decent idea of some benefits to languages over others, but if you asked me to make a JSONP callback using $.get I would have no idea.
I am active on Twitter, Tumblr, Posterous & Storify, and have used IRC and other chat tools.