Saturday, September 11, 2010


I'm officially retiring Panic From Fuzzy. It's moved to See you there!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hiring Web Core Developers

Collaborative Software Initiative Inc. is hiring Core Developers to contribute to the development of some exciting products. We are looking for great people who love software as much as we do, who take pride in their work, enjoy being part of a distributed team, and thrive on the CSI Collaborative Approach:
  • Transparent development model inspired by Open Source
  • Community Source: Developers are directed in their efforts by Subject Matter Experts
  • Collective Vision: Breakthrough Thinking
  • Team Building
  • Lean and Agile Software Development
  • Pragmatic Product Management
  • STAR Award Best Practices for Product Support
  • Defined Governance Model
See The Collaborative Approach for more information.

We use a wide range of web technologies in our products including JRuby, Ruby, Java, PHP, Postgres, MySQL, NoSQL based databases etc. The product development teams we are currently hiring for have a mixture of Ruby and PHP and have exciting feature areas. Think you are one of us? Contact me at mike ATSYMBOL

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Looking for another TriSano™ Core Developer

We are looking for another Core Developer to join our CSI TriSano™ team. CSI TriSano™ is an open source, citizen-focused surveillance and outbreak management system for infectious disease, environmental hazards, and bioterrorism attacks.

You can live anywhere in North America.

Our team is distributed and very tight. We have members of the team in Portland, Ore, Boston, MA, Cleveland, OH, and Indianapolis, IN., and Washington DC. We use open source and Lean techniques in our pursuit of greatness.

Check out CSI TriSano™ Enterprise Edition Core Developer Job Description.

To learn more about the project see: TriSano™ Community Site

To learn more about the product see: TriSano™ Product Page

Email me if interested:

Thursday, December 04, 2008

TriSano Perf Notes - JRuby & Postgres

We've been doing a little bit of rudimentary perf testing for TriSano lately on our test infrastructure at OSL SA'd by Lance Albertson. We haven't turned a whole lot of knobs yet, but we are seeing some rather exciting trends in Postgres and JRuby.

In upgrading from Postres 8.2 to 8.3 we saw some crazy improvement with inserts. Check it. Selena Deckelmann our favorite Postgres person (and trusted consultant) explained that this was due to HOT. Nice! When we first ran it, we didn't believe it so we re-ran it a couple times before we believed it. Much rejoicing on that one.

With JRuby, were seeing impressive improvement between 1.1.3 and 1.1.5 in terms of speed & memory usage. I love watching big honkn' GCs. Check it 1.1.6RC1 isn't showing a whole lot of difference for TriSano in our testing yet. JRuby 1.1.6 Final is due next week. The JRuby project is on a pretty wicked trajectory. Exciting stuff. We really can't say enough about the JRuby guys.

TriSano uses Rails - we haven't had the chance to upgrade to Rails 2.2 yet, but we'll do that next year. That will be another exciting perf test to watch in terms of memory footprint given the multi-threadedness of 2.2. Exciting stuff.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

1 Sales Engineer, Please

Collaborative Software Initiative is on the hunt for a killer experienced Sales Engineer.


Email us.

Update 18-OCT:

This position is actually called "Technical Director" its a key role in both project forming and productization. The intersection of business, market and technical strategy ...