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Launching a whole new thing

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment

For the past 15 years I’ve worked in non-profits (missions, humanitarian relief organizations) to enable them to accomplish their ministry objectives through strategic application of technology. Early on, that consisted largely of systems, with administration and system design as the emphasis. Later on it shifted almost entirely to development and application architecture, but still with a strain of making sure services are always available for their intended use.

Now I’m entering a new chapter of my career, with the launch of NodePing, a partnership with my good friend Shawn Parrish. For me (this is my blog after all), that has meant something of a return to activities I haven’t focused on in quite a while: business plans and contracts. Happily though, most of my time in pulling this together has been in code, working with Node.js, Redis, CouchDb, and jQuery. That part has been a lot of fun, and there’s still a lot more to do.

The new service brings a lot of the things I have worked on through the course of my career together. I actually have used my education, a change from my normal work. It also leans on all the years I’ve been responsible for system administration departments, and ensuring services are available. And of course, it has included lots of system and software architecture and coding, by far the funnest parts.

Some posts that might otherwise appear on this blog about Javascript and systems for hosting Node.js applications will likely appear on the NodePing blog.

Huge amounts of work to do from here. I’m excited.

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