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Pete M.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Member since:

January 21, 2012

Networks

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?

Floppies

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

Introduction

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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