Factsheet
Titles

What's in a name? I've worn many hats. Past titles include:


Chief Designer
InMobi

Chief Technology Officer / Co-founder
ChipIn / Sprout

Digital Librarian
The World Wide Web History Project

Webmaster / Member of Technical Staff
CommerceNet

Chief Simpleton (Interface Designer)
Webify Solutions

Creative Director
Commerce One.net

Senior Software Engineer/Researcher
Commerce One

Webmaster/Graphic Designer
VeriFone/EIT

Lecturer/Webmaster
Honolulu Community College

Mission

To improve the Internet by making it easier to use and communicate with...
and
...to explore the boundaries between art and technology.

Motto

Duty now for the future!

Timeline
2011
  • ChipIn/Sprout is acquired by InMobi
2009
  • ChipIn/Sprout receives patent US7565332 for "Method and system for providing a widget usable in affiliate marketing"
2008
  • Sprout launched at DEMO 08, presentation wins "Demo God" award (January)
  • Sprout featured on cover of PC World magazine ("100 Incredibly Useful Web Sites", November), campaigns for Sony Pictures, Pink, and Bloc Party launch
2007
  • ChipIn's Facebook games ("Vampires vs. Werewolves", "Pirates vs. Ninjas") sold to Buddy Media
  • Co-founded Sprout (WYSIWYG widget builder)
2006
  • With Marty Tenenbaum: AI Meets Web 2.0: Building the Web of Tomorrow, Today, published in AI Magazine (50th anniversary of artificial intelligence issue) (December)
2005
  • Co-founded ChipIn (social ecommerce startup)
2004
2003
2002
  • Joined Webify Solutions with Marty Tenenbaum and Manoj Saxena (Web services startup, acquired by IBM)
  • Designed and helped engineer Makana's album Koi Au
2001
2000
  • Creative Director, Commerce One.net (formerly MarketSite.net)
  • Worked on Commerce One MarketSite.net, version 3.0
  • Contributed to Commerce One's corporate identity/rebranding effort
1999
  • Developed interface for Commerce One's MarketSite.net, versions 1.0 and 2.0
1998
  • CNgroup changes name to Veo Systems, focuses on XML-based ecommerce
  • Developed interface for the XML-based Seitai Procurement System (with NTT)
  • Developed the earliest core architecture documents for the Veo (XML) Server (with Marty Tenenbaum and Bart Meltzer)
  • CNgroup acquired by Commerce One
  • Senior Software Engineer, Commerce One
1997
  • Developed interface for vWallet, Verifone's consumer ewallet application, patents US05815657, US05963924, US06016484
  • VeriFone acquired by Hewlett-Packard
  • CNgroup founded at CommerceNet by Marty Tenenbaum and Asim Abdullah as a startup incubator
  • With Marty Tenenbaum and Tripatinder Chowdhry: Eco System: An Internet Commerce Architecture (cover feature), published in IEEE Computer, May 1997
  • The World Wide Web History Project (in progress)
  • Footsteps (digital library software, in progress)
1996
1995
  • Apache server icons
  • IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) logo
  • VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) logo
  • SWISH (search engine/indexer)
  • From Webspace to Cyberspace
  • The Browser Tuneup (early HTML 3.0 test)
  • Contributor: Jones Education Network web artwork and design; first Web-based cable TV schedule
  • Contributor: Software.net corporate identity and web artwork
  • Contributor: BankOne web prototype programming
  • Contributor: National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) design, layout, and programming
  • Contributor: Pacific Bell Guide to Atlanta layout and programming
  • Contributor: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 1.0 specification, cited in Microsoft patent US5860073 (1/12/1999, Style sheets for publishing system)
  • Invited presenter (Why I Don't Use HTML Extensions) at the W3C's first working group, the Style Sheet Workshop, INRIA, France
1994
  • Enterprise Integration Technologies web (no longer online)
  • Red spherical bullets ( * )
  • Design and layout of the MBONE Information Web
  • CommerceNet web artwork and design; first business use of click-tracking
  • Internet Shopping Network web artwork and design; precursor to cookies
  • Secure Mosaic security icons and animations; first secure browser
  • Focus:HOPE web design, layout, and programming
  • WWWWAIS (search engine gateway)
  • Hypermail (mail to HTML convertor, C version, cited in AT&T patent US05905863 (5/18/1999, Finding an e-mail message to which another e-mail message is a response)
1993
Awards
2004
2002
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Hawaii
1997
1995
  • Best Tutorial Award, Third International World Wide Web Conference
1994
Venues

Places I've spoken at include:

"The Once And Future Web", the 10th Anniversary of the first Web server in the United States, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), 2001 KHVH 830 AM radio ("Your Computer
Hour with Peter Kay"), 2001
Honolulu, Hawaii
TIGR Awards 2000
Honolulu, Hawaii
Fifth International World Wide Web
Conference, Paris, France
Third International World Wide Web
Conference, Darmstadt, Germany
Second International World Wide Web
Conference, Chicago, Illinois
SIGWEB
University of California at Berkeley
Xplor '95
Phoenix, Arizona
CALS Expo (1995)
Long Beach, California
Web World (1995) Florida, Santa Clara, Chicago, and Boston
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Interlab '97)
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Interlab '94 and '95), Copper Mountain and Boulder, Colorado
IPMA (International Publishing
Management Association) CON '95
Nashville, Tennesee
Dataforeningen i Sverige
(Swedish Information Technology group)
Stockholm, Sweden
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California
Ameritech
Chicago, Illinois
CommerceNet training seminar series
Stanford, California
WHUS 91.7 FM radio
Connecticut
W3C Style Sheet Workshop
INRIA, France
Logitech
Fremont, California
Digital Library Seminar Series
University of California at Berkeley
Xerox PARC
Palo Alto, California
German National Radio (DLF) KHON TV Morning Show
Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu Community College
2002 Commencement Speech
Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Hawaii
KORL 690 AM radio ("Burt Lum's
Rough Take"), 2004
Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii Public Radio, KIPO 89.3 FM
("ThinkTech Hawaii"), 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii