I’m a technologist and public speaker who specializes in
Data visualization and expression
Web / Cloud software
I recently co-founded a company called Common Paper and co-organize the Philadelphia Data Visualization meetup. I’m not actively looking for any consulting projects, but if you’re looking for event speakers on data visualization/expression, email me.
Some cool projects I’ve done:
I created a data expression engine for genealogical data called Lineage
Lineage on Github
In 2013 I worked with Brett Mandel on his Philadelphia Controller campaign and created a visualization of the entire Philadelphia General Fund budget.
Brett Mandel’s Bulldog Budget
“Use the coolest, most comprehensive City of Philadelphia budget visualization you’ve ever seen” – Juliana Reyes , Technically Philly
“The city regularly releases budget data on how much each department spends on general items, but it doesn’t provide the type of detail found on Mandel’s site.” – Holly Otterbein, Philly.com
I gave a talk on Data Visualization at IgnitePhilly 11
– Slides with commentary
Bulldog Budget Demo, Technically Philly’s Civic Hacking Demo Night – Slides
Data Expression with D3, Philly JS Developers Meetup – Slides
Kids Dungeon Adventure
My daughter and I wrote a kids RPG called Dungeon Adventure
People Wearing My Sunglasses
Some people like wearing my sunglasses.
Some facts about me
My github profile.
This blog has been around since June 19, 2002.
I have two awesome kids and live in Collingswood, NJ.
If you’re looking for the filmmaker Ben Garvey from Oregon, that’s not me. Here’s my top 100 movies list, though.
B.S. Computer Science, American University
Past jobs and companies I’ve worked for:
RJMetrics / Magento / Adobe
Micro Integration Services
Hosted an open mic night at the TreeHouse from 2003 – 2004
PMMI, Board of Directors 2010-2013
PMMI, Business Intelligence Committee 2009-2013
I love (and hate) Twitter
Things I’ve Written:
Overcome Unstable Tapered Bottles, Practical Winery and Vineyard, July/Aug 2008