I’m at BarCampHouston right now. Interesting concept, pretty cool …
… some organizational sloppiness of course, but that’s to be expected (but, I’ve already got ideas on how to improve it!). What’s really cool is the caliber of people here – it’s the young, creative class of Houston. I’m feeling rejuvenated. It’s forums like this where ideas get generated, and, in the long-run, where real business is created. The presentations themselves may be hit-or-miss, but it’s in the hallways and lounge areas where real things happen. Just like other conferences, I guess – I’m thinking of the quality of the OOPSLA conferences, but with less organization.

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I'm the founder and president of Agoric Source, LLC, co-organizer of the Houston Python Meetup, and active board member of several local non-profit organizations, including Ten Thousand Villages Houston, the Houston Area Model United Nations, and the Weekley Family YMCA. I'm first and foremost still a software hacker, but with my economics background and business experience, I serve well as a project or program manager, technical visionary, etc. I'm opinionated, but hopefully reasonable so. My blog is just a chance for me to keep up with my writing skills, and expound upon various technology and policy subjects. I especially try to keep up with the Houston software community.