Ink & Switch#
During a recent sabbatical, I've been working with Ink & Switch on a soon-to-be-released project.
I'm a Principal Engineer at Condé Nast, where I've
work on a variety of aspects of Condé's online publishing systems:
architectural pieces for Condé's internal content management system (including
the open source atjson, a system for
reasoning about content), sign-in and user privacy, and social infrastructures
for communities of writers and readers.
I was the founder of Poetica, a startup that attempted to tackle the problem of
online collaboration for writers and editors. Poetica was sold to Condé Nast.
Decentralized Social Networks#
There are a lot of projects under this umbrella, but since Twitter I've worked
with many others to design the protocols and conceptual framework that would
serves as the basis for Mastodon and other decentralized social networking
In 2006, I started the OAuth project
with the goal of standardizing a variety of similar-but-diverse approaches to
delegated sign-in. OAuth is now an industry standard, adopted by the IETF, and
is used for billions of sign-ins and delegated authorizations every day.
For better or worse, I had the profound and overwhelming experience of writing
large chunks of Twitter's core systems at its origin. Sometimes I
to the media
but mostly I just use it like all the other
poor souls on there.
I worked to provide secure email and web hosting for activists in the late 90s /
early 2000s, and with the amazing community of activists that helped build
indymedia.org, an early online publishing platform.