Kin Lane
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Different Way of Learning Math

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam O'Donnell Apr 8, 2008. 6 Replies

 

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About Me
I am a technology professional in my mid 30's, living in Oregon. I have been working with databases for 20 years since my first job out of high school, with another 12 years of developing web-based applications I have developed a real passion for applications that run on the web or "in the clouds".

Web Application developed has captured my attention for the entire last decade. I evolved from developing applications using classic ASP, .NET, ColdFusion, and PHP to development using more portable JavaScript widgets and social applications. All my applications utilize a data back end, either from Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or some other data store such as GData or Amazon SimpleDB. I have also dabbled beyond JavaScript into using Adobe Air, Flex and Microsoft Silverlight, with an interest in pushing my understanding of Rich Internet Application (RIA) development.

Databases are the core of my professional existence, I love working with data. It has been that way my entire professional career, although I feel I have taken it down a different road than originally intended. Rather than being a tradition DBA I chose to embrace open data and cloud based data systems such as API's, SaaS, and Cloud File and Data Storage. This kind of storage and exchange of data I feel is the future of computing and applications.

Understanding the underlying infrastructure that my database driven web applications depend on is very important to me. I feel it has helped my development vision evolve from a traditional 3 tier development methodology to a more distributed approach using the cloud and many 3rd party web services available today. I am enjoying moving past a costly and limited server environment to unlimited cloud based instance environment, where I can deploy server instances that accomplish specific business goals with unlimited bandwidth, processing power, and storage.

Beyond web application development, online marketing first seemed relevant to me back in 1999 when I was trying to attract users to various sites, applications, and initiatives I was working on. The relationship between search engines, users, web site development, and content became a fascination of mine. Search engine optimization (SEO) and Search engine marketing (SEM) has been integrated with my web application design, development, deployment and operations ever since.

Studying user behavior has led me to Social Media Marketing (SMM) , Social Networking, and Social Media. How to reach and engage users has moved beyond traditional organic or paid search engine placement, it has gone social and turned into a living conversation. My quest to understand users has moved into social network, blogs, micro-blogs, video sharing, and many other current technologies that are part of the social media or web 2.0 evolution. Extending a web application or web site to social networks, other social media platforms, and on mobile platforms is just as or more important than being found on Google or other search engines.

In 2009 I am fortunate enough to be able to take my experience with web applications, databases, social networking, social media, business planning and marketing and apply it in the even management industry for WebEvents Global. As the VP of Technology for WebEvents Global I am overseeing the companies technology platform, and product development.

Moving WebEvents Global onto a scalable platform that utilizes the best of the cloud and 3rd party tools is my first priority. With a scalable platform to operate from I will work on developing many new social applications, web services, and next generation event management solutions. I am very excited of the opportunities in front of me with WebEvents Global.

I look forward to many new discussions, relationships, technologies and new directions in my career during 2009.

Kin Lane's Blog

Wordpress Installation and Hosting on the Cloud

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 1:45am 0 Comments

Just got a request to install Wordpress blog for a client that will potentially receive a large amount of traffic.



So I opted to use the Mosso.com Cloud Hosting Platform by Rackspace. Took me less than 10 minutes to setup the site, install, and configure the Wordpress blog.



In my Mosso.com admin interface and added a new web site, chose to use PHP 5 as core technology and chose mysql as the database.



* Once setup and created a MySQL database.

* I FTP'ed the… Continue

RSS Tracking and Analytics Using Feedburner

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 1:45am 0 Comments

I have bee spending the week finding many types of RSS feeds for different purposes. I am building large lists of them under different topics and tracking the source of these feeds.



I am noticing about 1 in 10 feeds are using Feedburner or any type of tracking for it.



Though I am happier at the amount of quality data available via RSS it concerns me that people who have employed RSS do not understand the the value of tracking their RSS consumption and usage.



I… Continue

Google Launches a Contacts Data API

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 1:44am 0 Comments

I have been getting happier with the contact management tools available in Gmail...and some of the integration with other Google Applications.



I would like to see more social networking and social graph management tools, like their recent social graph api release.



Now Google has added another simple, yet powerful tool to their API arsenal. A common contact list has helped power applications like Gmail, Google Reader, and Google Calendar, and with the launch of the Google… Continue

Marketing Using Facebook

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 1:44am 0 Comments

Was just reading Facebook Marketing Opportunities over at Digital Podcast.



I am currently playing around with several strategies for marketing our companies products on Facebook.



His statement about 8 ways to market on Facebook really stood out, and I have seen reciprocated on several other core marketing blogs:



* Application Development

* Group Participation

* Paid Groups

* Targete Ads

* Newsfeed Advertising

* Beacon Advertising

*… Continue

Why We Give More Weight to Facebook Application Development Over MySpace

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 1:43am 0 Comments

I was just reading MySpace Developer Platform: Jim Benedetto, MySpace on Jeremiah Owyang's blog. He is at the Social Graph Conference in San Diego. I wish I was there.



Anyways he was posting a bunch of information about the MySpace development platform and it really shows an impressive approach on their part in reaching out to the developers community.



Their approach is much better than Facebook.



Yet we still give more priority to building Facebook apps and… Continue

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At 3:24am on June 5, 2007, Hans Feldmeier said…
Hi, feel free to join my group DigiSkills (digital teaching methods) on Classroom 2.0
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At 2:24pm on June 4, 2007, Kin Lane said…
Wow...my Ning profile jumped up to #3 for when you google my name. Shows the popularity / value of Ning in Google's eyes.
 
 
 

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