My professional experiences run the gamut in technology. While my educational background started in biomedical engineering, I started my professional career in application development and software design with a focus in health care. That shifted to management of a small programming department, a jump into broadcast technology and most recently as the application development lead for the leading HR/payroll outsourcing company.
Starting a new role at Oceanic Time Warner Cable in developing their on-demand platform and finding ways to integrate web technologies into their distribution model. Looking forward to developing a new channels and online platforms to hopefully inspire and educate the community.
And on the side, I've been playing around with government data sets writing code to pull available data into databases and building APIs and websites from them. The main project is a mashup of Campaign Spending Commission, Ethics Commission and Office of Elections data into https://brchawaii.com/influence. Ultimately the goal is to push for more transparency in government and showing what open data initiatives can do for the the community.
Burt Lum, Ryan Ozawa and I have recently started a non-profit called Hawaii Open Data to push these open data initiatives forward. We are currently working with the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii to develop not only the technological infrastructure, but more importantly community adoption.