William D. Lindsey
P.O. Box 370754
Montara, CA 94037-0754 U.S.A.
voice: +1 (650) 283-6572
NDN (newsinc.com), San Francisco, CA, March 2012 - present
Replaced NDN's video syndication platform with one offering state of the art entitlements management, search and delivery of millions of daily streams.
Created system for allowing real-time, remote editorial control over video placements on distribution partners' sites, regardless of CMS. In production at NY Daily News, McClatchey properties, US News & World Reports and more.
Established NDN's west coast engineering office
Mochila Inc. (formerly Snapbridge Software, Inc.), San Francisco, CA, May 2002 - February 2012
CTO, V.P. Engineering and Technical Operations
Oversaw staff of engineers, QA, project managers, offshore developers and systems administrators.
Architected and led the technology implementation and operations of the worlds first interactive, a-la-carte content syndication marketplace for online and print media, supporting thousands of members, millions of content assets and tens of millions of daily impressions.
Established agile, continuous integration build, test, deploy process, reducing cycle length from months long to daily releases.
Managed two migrations of the entire production infrastructure between hosting providers with zero downtime.
Developed real-time contextual ad targeter using Natural Language Processing serving millions of daily impressions.
Led the design and development of innovative content management, data federation products and developer tools.
B-Bop Associates, Burlingame, CA, June 1999 - March 2002
Document Management - Native XML Database Designed the architecture for, led the coding of the company's first product, a document management system initially targeted at the financial services vertical market, and subsequently repackaged as a general purpose XML content repository and indexing engine, Xfinity Server.
XSL Design Tool Led the design and implementation of Xfinity Designer, an interactive development environment for creating XSLT stylesheets.
These products were commercially deployed at a number of Fortune 500 firms
Independent Consultant, Denver Colorado, September 1998 - June 1999
Customer Service -- Call Center Retrofitted a new Java Swing User Interface layer on the service APIs built for AT&T/TCI in the previous job at TRW. The new UI proved and extended the earlier architecture with the addition of an XML and DOM like business objects layer within a strict Model-View-Controller patterned client application.
TRW Commercial Information Technologies, Denver Colorado, May 1996 - September 1998
Project Manager, Technical Lead, Systems Architect
Customer Service -- Call Center Architected, designed, and managed implementation of the primary tool for use by customer service in AT&T/TCI's @HOME call center. The system united billing, customer interaction tracking, service provisioning, and trouble shooting applications within a single Web based user interface. Middleware layer performed transaction management with local ORACLE database and remote, legacy billing system and provisioning applications.
ITT World Directories, Amsterdam, The Netherlands April 1994 - April 1996
Directory Composition and Pagination Developed automated directory (yellow and white pages) pagination system. The system was used throughout ITT World Directories' operating units, producing a wide range of layout styles.
The system incorporated a Scheme-based extension language and an SGML parser, included a GUI process flow management tool for users to operate the pagination system along with any pre- or post- processing activities. Managed successful installations of the product in Holland, Norway, South Africa, and Portugal.
Avalanche Development, Boulder Colorado, October 1993 - April 1994
Performed multiple IT design, development, and implementation projects for various clients. Performed in technical, as well as management positions.
Product Catalog Designed the software for, and managed the conversion of, the scientific products provider's product catalog from a proprietary typesetting language.
Technical Documentation Analyzed documents and specified system to convert a large computer peripherals manufacturer's technical documentation from mainframe-based to an Interleaf authoring and maintenance environment.
System Integrators, Denver Colorado, July 1992 - September 1993
For this publishing systems supplier, served as Project Manager for Yellow Pages composition and pagination system in partnership with U S WEST Communications.
Arcata Electronic Information Services, Nashville Tennessee, February 1982 - March 1985 and June 1986 - June 1992
Manager, Systems Development
Nine years in technical and management roles in this division of a large printing firm. Managed software development and technical support staff and had responsibility for defining and promoting the information systems' architecture. Worked with other members of the management team in developing the strategic and tactical plans for the division.
Typesetting Systems Moved graphics production systems based on mainframe and proprietary typesetters to networked PC, Macintosh, and UNIX computers and desktop publishing software.
Display Ad Production Selected, installed and maintained computer systems (hardware, software, network) for display ad production service. Designed and implemented production tracking and workflow management system for the facility.
Database Publishing Created and maintained a generalized, parameter driven system for composing and paginating database extracts and SGML tagged text. The system was used to produce a variety of catalogs and directories and served as the primary revenue generator for the division.
Legal Publishing Created batch software for composing camera ready copy for law books with complex pagination requirements including loose-leaf inserts, tables, forms, illustrations, and multi-column and multi-page footnotes.
Studied Fine Arts/Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
last updated: November, 2012