December 19, 2009

About Me

All about me. Me me me me me.

Birth date - October 24, 1973
Kids - Gwendolyn, Roseanna and Zack
Religion - unapologetically atheist

I live in the San Francisco Bay area working on personal projects and raising my kids as a single father.

I am the creator of Apache CouchDB.

I am a founder and former CTO of Couchbase.




December 16, 2009

Preschools in/near Piedmont?

Anyone know of a good preschool in/near Piedmont CA accepting applications for January? This is for our 2 year old girl, born Aug 2007.


December 12, 2009

Relaxed Inc.

So something interesting happened recently.

I, Jan, and Chris are building a startup around Apache CouchDB and Redpoint Ventures has invested $2 million. Pretty cool huh?

What are we going to do with that? Well, we are still figuring that out. For the most part we are going to try to grow a large and healthy CouchDB ecosystem and then build our own business(es) within that. We are working with Satish Dharmaraj on some basic strategy stuff right now, and we aren't trying to be secretive or "stealthy" as TechCrunch said. It's just very early and I'm also very busy planning a move. Which bring me to my 2nd and 3rd announcements.

2nd Announcement: Yes, I've left IBM.

To the projects at IBM using CouchDB, please continue to feel free contact me at anytime. IBM has been very good to me and the CouchDB project and I want IBM and its customers to be successful. That hasn't changed.

To Anant Jhingran, David Fallside and especially Sam Ruby, thank you for your early support and getting IBM behind CouchDB. We'd never have made it this far without you.

3rd Announcement: California here we come! I, Laura, and our 5 yo, 2 yo, and 9 mo (for those counting at home, that's 5 people) are moving to Piedmont CA the first week of January. We have everything all settled, other than a million small details that Laura has to deal with.

We still need some recommendations for a good local family doctor, ophthalmologist and dentist. And does any know where you can get them to convert your car to a lowrider that goes bouncy bouncy down the street?

Anyway, exciting times ahead. Follow me, Chris and Jan on twitter as we figure all this stuff out.