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Jeremy's bio

Over the past 20 years, in addition to front- and back-end web development for companies including AOL and PBS, Jeremy has developed a specialty in evolving technologies -- from the earliest days of new media applications like searchable streaming video in the late 90s, to preference-driven content services for wireless (cradle!) devices, and several pioneering, nationally broadcast program-synchronous interactive television projects.

In 2002, Jeremy worked with an executive team to provide leadership in the development of PBS digital broadcasting services during the system's transition from analog to digital, and spearheaded specialized development projects with partners such as TiVo and Comcast.

More recently Jeremy has architected and built specialized, custom tools for PBS member stations as a niche community of practice. He spearheaded a comprehensive TV schedules platform -- from service-oriented access to data and metadata, to multiple customizable, preference-driven schedule widgets that were cross-site embeddable for use on any website. In addition, he built a modular CMS framework ("Legos" for content management) that gave the client the ability to configure and deploy new CMS functionality for new site features on an as-needed basis with no code changes.

Beginning in 2010, Jeremy has focused on delivering big-data-driven learning analytics solutions tied to early education game-based learning. Jeremy has served as the primary strategic and technical director, project manager, and business point of contact for coordination between funding stakeholders, media production entities, engineering teams, University-based statistics and psychometrics teams, and professional researchers. This exciting project encompasses reliable, high-throughput data collection across multiple media distribution platforms (e.g. HTML5, iOS, Android, Unity, Adobe Air), kid-safe identity systems, large-scale distributed cluster-based storage, custom dynamic distributed queue-based processing pipelines, and web and mobile native reporting applications designed for parents.

Jeremy’s passion for the leading edge has allowed him to evolve from a programming developer to a uniquely flexible problem solver. He develops with dynamic, client-side approaches and industrial-grade, server-side frameworks, and regularly avails himself of light-weight, rapid application development tools where appropriate. Understanding and mastery of a wide range of tools and languages allows Jeremy to be productive and valuable in a broad variety of internet-related development endeavors.

But Jeremy's value is not limited to the mastery of the exciting technology du jour - he applies task-oriented analysis and a wealth of past experience to provide confident and articulate consultation that helps clients select tools and approaches that are appropriate to a specific task. This rounded and contemplation-rich understanding of the information technology landscape endows Jeremy with a unique value proposition for clients - foresight.

Jeremy brings expertise in application design, engineering, implementation, testing, and maintenance to each project, with a focus on quality assurance in each phase that continually informs the overall process. A degree in physics gives him a unique perspective on the science of application building.

When he is not pioneering programming solutions, you can find Jeremy making music with his new band The Wood at their recording studio, or touring with his internationally acclaimed -- and locally loved -- band, The Pietasters.

Note: Jeremy is a strong proponent and supporter of open standards and open source development, and was invited to share a demo of his hobby work on an open source, interactive A/V distribution and consumption platform, POSM (Project for Open Source Media), at the 2006 O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference.