I don’t have time to write anything meaningful, so I’ll tide you over with some links (these are my former employers). I worked there for a bit over three years. It was kinda where I grew up in a professional sense. I started there as technical support in 1997 and moved into development in 1998. Great bunch of guys there.

This is where I worked when I first moved to DC. At one point we had ten or twelve employees and we got down to as few as three. The last few months I worked there were certainly the most interesting. Working with a very small but tightly knit group of very smart business people was incredibly educational.

Between PresenceWorks and AOL I worked a small company called Capitol Advantage. I have to say that I really enjoyed working there and wouldn’t have left had the AOL opportunity not come up unexpectedly. The technical challenges at Capitol Advantage were interesting because they deal with historical systems that have evolved over time. Much in the same way dealing with street mapping is difficult because they were ever-changing and not easily retroactively organized. Capitol Advantage provided a way for political organizations to motivate and connect their members with the members’ elected leaders. The management at Capitol Advantage was incredibly accessible and very open about they way they ran the business. My coworkers were great people technically and socially and I still enjoy talking with them.

As of December 2003 I’m working at Working there is very different than what I (and probably most people) think of when they imagine worklife at AOL. It is very laid back and at the same time very intense. I’m working for a team in charge of maintaining infrastructure for a good number of very important resources (internal and external). The group I work handles streaming operations, the web proxy system, and the ATDN among many other things. By far the most talented group of technical people I’ve ever worked with, doing incredible things on a global scale.