My name is Pete Karl II.
I'm an engineering manager,
and I am a party.
Good to meet you!
I am currently working as an Expert in Residence at IDEO. My background is in technology strategy, org. development, and engineering management. I moved to Boston, MA a few years ago after living in Rochester, NY. You may know me on the internet as steyblind.
Engineering Management goes ‘Boink’
Engineering, consulting, startups, product, public speaking, coaching, open source. I like these things.
Today, I'm the Expert in Residence for Software Design at IDEO Cambridge. There I'm working to reshape the digital offer of this iconic design agency.
Taking the Jersey out of the tiger
I grew up on the New Jersey shore. Summers were spent walking barefoot on too-hot pavement, and surfing on the beaches of Manasquan & Point Pleasant. Exit 98!
I like turtles.
I was blogging before there were blogs (geocities represent), and I joined thefacebook.com. Blah blah blah. The only internet thing I can take half-serious is my photographic work.
amateur software licensing
Open source is paramount to our economy. The culture is at war with itself over money, passion, and principle. We should talk more about this. Here are a few OSS projects. Small, tidy, things.
> A boilerplate for concierge simulation, Palaver.
> A lifetime of tweet-delimited DNA, pk2dna.
> The respectful responsive img loader, Respeto.
> Chainable sugar for WP_Query, Quick Query.
You photograph the president, not "shoot"
I've spent a few years behind a camera now, and if being paid is the mark of a professional, then consider me a professional photographer of events, weddings, engagements, and archival materials.
> How to Look Like a Professional Photographer on medium.com.
> 50 of my best photos at 500px.
> My recent work is on Flickr.
Folks that are near and dear to me struggle with addiction. When I lost a close family member to alcoholism, I wrote about them and their impact on my (nerdy) life.
> GOTO 10: My stories of geeks in trailer parks, alcoholism, and loss medium.com.