One-sentence Bio Edit
I'm a thirty-something writer/web dev/Komodo hacker from Vancouver BC.
- Online: I've been on the net since 95, and active in Web development and PHP since 2000.
- Open Source: I work for ActiveState, helping to promote our open source and open-source-based tools. I am a member of the Vancouver PHP Assocation, and have helped organize several PHP conferences as well as the Vancouver 2008 Open Web Conference.
- I am a trained technical writer with of years experience in technical communication including end-user support.
What I Hope To Learn at FOSSCoach Edit
I hope to hang out and soak up the knowledge of an interesting collection of people with far more experience in technology and open source than I have.
I can help people with low to medium experience in the technologies I love, including PHP, jQuery, Drupal, Komodo and Firefox.
I can help people with communication techniques for documenting and explaining software both to themselves, other developers and non-technical end-users.