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From "Steven D. Wilkinson" <stevendwilkin...@acm.org>
Subject Re: Who is Craig
Date Sun, 11 Feb 2001 21:54:41 GMT
Ted,

Nice bio.  Note, the last paragraph duplicates the previous one.

Steve

Ted Husted wrote:
> 
> So,
> 
> Craig and Kevin Duffy have volunteered a pieces appropriate for a "Who
> We Are" section about the Struts Committers. Do we have any more takers?
> 
> Here's mine:
> 
> Ted Husted
> ----------
> 
> My primary interest in Struts is to put it to work writing lots of
> real-life Web applications:-) To do that effectively means having good
> documentation and code samples at my fingertips, so that's been my focus
> with the Struts product so far.
> 
> I've been writing software for hire since 1984, but only recently jumped
> on the Java bandwagon. My initial interest was with electronic
> publishing, and started converting my various print projects to
> electronic media. The "Information Superhighway" was still the private
> stomping ground of Universities and government agencies then. The rest
> of us had to make do with diskettes and bulletin boards.
> 
> Between 1985 and 1994, I created and marketed several software products
> for publishing on disk, the most popular being "Dart" and "Iris". In
> 1992, Dart was awarded the Digital Quill for software excellence,
> featured in PC Magazine (February 1992), and bundled with McGraw Hill's
> bookset, "Paperless Publishing" by Colin Hayes (McGraw Hill 1994). Dart
> won an unprecedented second Digital Quill in 1993. Several titles that
> used Iris for a publishing system have also won awards and been widely
> distributed, including "Hermitville USA." I was also fortunate to find
> kindred souls on CompuServe and America Online, who helped me pioneer
> resources areas in 1993 and 1994 for the nascent electronic publishing
> industry.
> 
> I finally cut loose on the Internet in 1995, launching Epub News, an
> electronic newspage about electronic publishing. After taking on several
> private contracts, I opened the Husted dot Com Website (www.husted.com)
> in 1996. I've drifted away from electronic books, but have noticed that
> several products are now making their way into the consumer mainstream
> -- as usual, I was twenty minutes into the future:-)
> 
> My favorite all-time project is the Hitchhikers Guide to Science
> Fiction. This was one of my earliest hypertext projects (it started as a
> print-book idea), and I had a lot of fun bringing it forward onto the
> Web. (Now, if I only had time to bring it current and dress it up!)
> 
> One of my best clients is WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, where
> serving as the station's Webmaster. WXXI provides public broadcasting
> services for television and radio, and we are working to do the same
> online. Along with providing companion Web sites for every WXXI
> production, we stream both our AM and FM signals, with online archives
> in the works. It's a long journey, but we've taken the first steps. I'm
> responsible for most of the regular updates to the site, and much of the
> overall layout and design. We're grateful to have won the PBS award for
> best Web site in our market for two year's in a row.
> 
> Our most ambitious projects at WXXI have been Spring Marketplace 2000
> and the NY Election Finder. For Spring Marketplace, we put our annual
> auction fully online for simultaneous telephone and Website bidding. On
> NY Election, we offered not only the usual election-finder application,
> but collected voter registration records from around the state, so
> people could also check their registration status and polling place. I
> developed the Web-enabled database applications for both projects.
> Currently, I'm expanding the WXXI online auction software into a
> complete package for hosting live and online auctions as fund-raisers;
> this is to be an open-source project called Gavel, and will, of course,
> rely heavily on Struts.
> 
> Our most ambitious projects at WXXI have been Spring Marketplace 2000
> and the NY Election Finder. For Spring Marketplace, we put our annual
> auction fully online for simultaneous telephone and Website bidding. On
> NY Election, we offered not only the usual election-finder application,
> but collected voter registration records from around the state, so
> people could also check their registration status and polling place. I
> developed the Web-enabled database applications for both projects.
> Currently, I'm expanding the WXXI online auction software into a
> complete package for hosting live and online auctions as fund-raisers;
> this is to be an open-source project called Gavel, and will, of course,
> rely heavily on Struts.

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Steven D. Wilkinson, stevendwilkinson@acm.org

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