I’m back. Some of you may already know me as JungleMarty. I drifted away from the Jungle Disk product to work on other Rackspace projects, but now I’m back with Jungle Disk full swing. The decision was entirely mine.
For those of you who don’t know me, I was born and raised in upstate NY. I earned a degree in electronics and worked in the audio electronics industry for a few years. Around that time, computers started to evolve and they really caught my attention. I decided to focus on software full time and earned a computer science degree from RIT. My final computer graphics assignment is responsible for a few jokes in the office: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0tMP921ub4
After writing code for many companies, including Xerox and SAIC, I found myself working at Jungle Disk as their first full time .Net developer. I started with the company shortly after it was purchased by Rackspace. Some of the projects that I worked on include the integration with Chase Payments, the web access website, the public file sharing feature and most recently, the move to our PCI compliant environment.
A discussion about me would not be complete without mentioning guitars.
I’ve been playing guitar since the 6th grade and I’ve taken it to an entirely different level; collecting, playing and meeting with some of the best guitar players in the world (Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert and Tony McAlpine). My favorite amps are from the UK and my favorite guitars are custom made in California.
I’m in the process of moving to Austin, TX so that I can fully commit to Jungle Disk and Rackspace. I’m currently making fundamental changes with the methods used to develop and test code to our backend systems. Once these processes and systems are in place, we will be able to improve the Jungle Disk product and make it even better.
Developer, Jungle Disk