« on: October 31, 2008, 04:59:46 pm »
I've been extremely interested in LinuxMCE since version 1.1. I even built my own rig (which I intend to expand) and run it in my home now. I want to be able to eventually offer this system to a number of people and organizations whom are looking for this kind of solution, but have to settle with less function and value for more money.
I'm staking my claim here. I want to be able to contribute as much as many of the gurus on this forum. I'm willing to invest in both myself and this team in order to get to this goal. I have a number of ideas to offer, and will back it up with blood, sweat, and tears to help this team reach its Holy Grail!
I have 10 years experience in home automation design, project management, and installation. I have worked for companies that have both a worldwide presence and local reach. These companies have ranged in focus and niche from lighting, to audio, to home theater, to marine. I have been published in my industry's (home automation) and adjacent industry (homebuilders) magazines several times. I specialize in documentation, back-end process development, marketing, and interfacing between parties (client to integrator, integrator to subcontractor, subcontractor to client, etc.).
I have run a business for 8 years, but see a better option to diversify my income, so money is not my goal here. I have 10 years military experience--4 year USMC active duty as a grunt, and 6 years USAR as a Drill Sergeant. I know how to make a plan, foresee obstacles, issue orders, and supervise.
I am a quick learner, thorough thinker, and an enthused scientist when it comes to technology. I don't just believe in this, I live it.
Please bless me on my educational way to becoming a part of this team, and helping us create a better product that fits my vision--the perfect combination of electronic entertainment, home automation, and computers. I want to do this!