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Pete M.


Los Angeles, CA

Member since:

January 21, 2012


What technologies are you currenly working with?

HTML, HTML5, JavaScript (lots), ActionScript (lots), PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET (some), Object-C (some), Unity JavaScript (some).

You started when programs were stored: A) On punchcards, B) on cassette tapes, C) on floppies, D) on hard drives, E) on webservers, F) on AWS or elsewhere in the cloud, G) Other?


My bragging rights were earned by doing this:

In 1994, my business partner Jeannie Novak and I launched Indiespace (originally called Kaleidospace) on a Sparc server with a T1 line in the bedroom. We made, so far as we know, the first web sale of music in May 1994 using custom Perl back-end. Learned all the technologies, augmented by teaching them at Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. I also was team leader during the DARPA 2005 Grand Challenge to buiIld a self-driving, robotic car. We didn't win (we're a design school) but got the motors and actuators responding to the computers and GPS. A good grasp of what you can really do with robots.

In hell, they develop software using/for/on: ?

Object-C, and they make the method names even longer than Apple's


Teach web/interactive design and programming at Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Co-founded one of the first e-commerce websites, Indiespace (online March 1994).

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