a bit about dedi
My little sister used to poke me a lot. Sometimes I would poke back, but most of the time I would just wander off lost in my own head. I spent a lot of time thinking about how computers worked, how to solve puzzles in Space Quest and what book to read next. It wasn't all so serious, just as often the prodding from my sister led to Thriller dance offs and creative exploring. And well I guess it's okay to admit that sometimes I did poke back, but harder.
My sister's grown up some and so have I, but I still marvel at how computers and the internet work. I get lost in Harry Potter's adventures just as much as the latest Pragmatic Programmer book. Nintendo still has my undying loyalty and I'm enjoying the fun that the Wii and DS Lite has to offer. Sometimes, I still poke my sister.
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In the past, people have hired me for my rabid researching, my mission to make things simple and my ability to teach what I have learned. This includes several opportunities training and supporting small-to-medium sized departments working in education and communications; consulting, implementing and documenting a few projects at NYU and The Ford Foundation; and teaching at UCSC and NYU.
At the end of my time at ITP I designed and taught a course called Agile Web Development about using Ruby on Rails to get started on Agile practices. Every once in awhile I hang out with the Geeks and try join them on Geekspeak. I tinker, code and hack stuff together with gaff tape and scriptfu, always working towards something simpler.
I am settling into Columbus, Ohio where I get things done at Workstate Consulting. Web stuff, kickball, roller derby and good eats. It's good times.