My name is Pete Karl II.
I'm an engineering manager,
and I am a party.
Good to meet you!
I currently work at Localytics, a mobile analytics & marketing company located in Boston, MA. I moved here 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, open source. Today, I'm a Technical Director for Localytics. Previously I was Director of Technology for Upstatement, and Managing Director of Bocoup.
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 respectful responsive image loader, Respeto.
> Chainable sugar for Wordpress 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.
You're in a personal space now.
Folks that are near and dear to me struggle with addiction. The closest I've come to publicly discussing this was in a post I published to medium.com. If you're familiar (or not) with the effects of drug addiction, have a read.
> GOTO 10: My stories of geeks in trailer parks, alcoholism, and loss medium.com.