My Maker Journey

As many of you know, for the past year or so, I’ve been following a lot of different projects out there.  Most of these are related to fabricating things.  I’m not talking about making a chair or some crappy device that only a geek would want to look at.  I’m talking about real products produced in a professional manner.

It is also important to know that I’m not talking about manufacturing things.  That is an entirely different process and should not be taken lightly.  My wife is an Industrial Engineer and the complexity of planning and developing methods that can achieve a scale where it is economical to produce a product is entirely out of scope for what I’m thinking. (Read: I’m not that smart ;-)).

In any case I’ve taken the plunge and started writing about the process.  I’ll post updates periodically with some eye candy and details if you are interested in doing this yourself.

My next post will be on the details of setting up my space and building my work desk.

John Rizzo
Director of Technology
Chief Technology Officer with over 17 years experience and expertise in design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance financial technology solutions. All of these skills have been used to support rapid international growth with budget responsibilities exceeding $25 million annually. Senior Enterprise Architect with extensive hands-on development experience, as well as formal design and architecture background on many successful projects. A seasoned mentor for advanced SDLC practices. Exceptional at team building and motivating either at a peer-to-peer level, or in a leadership role. Excellent communications skills and ability to adapt to diverse environments and cultures effortlessly.

Full software life cycle experience with many industry standard methodologies including Agile development with Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP). Well versed in Test Driven Design (TDD) and Domain Driven Design (DDD). Can adapt to any phase of an existing project from Business
Modeling to Production Support. Technical strengths include OOA/OOD, Ruby, Python, C#, .NET 3.5/4.0, Java, J2EE, Internet Technologies, MSSQL, MySQL and Enterprise Integration.

John Rizzo

Technology, problem solving, learning, business, society and where those things intersect is what I am always thinking about. From my hobbies to my profession I attempt to combine those interests in a way that makes the sum greater than the whole. Find out more about me at linkedin, http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnrizzo1.

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