Amazon Mechanical Turk, the API for Humans

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I have working in native mobile development space writing javascript and .NET applications. I have been a developer at Microsoft shops for 12 years being a generalist across the web and mobile stack. I'm motivated to use best practices, collaborate, and improve.


Mobile Developer2014 - Present

Mocaworks, LLC

Developing cross-platform Javascript/HTML5 Cordova application for mobile access to learning management service.

Windows Mobile Developer2010 - 2013

Developing Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Managing software requirements, administering source control repositories, and configuring and maintaining build machines.

ASP.NET Web Developer2007-2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters

Create and maintain web applications that improve existing business processes supporting Lean manufacturing using MS SQL Server, MS Access, ASP.NET and Microsoft Excel. Provide ad-hoc data analysis and continual improvement of IT process and service. Participated in SAP ERP implementation.


LC Consulting Services

Created and administered classic ASP websites driven by MySQL and MS Access databases. Designed, tested, and maintained software for engineering applications. Produced MFC applications, libraries, and websites.

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Data analysis in R, Machine Learning, Mobile Robot Control Systems


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Elmira College

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Corning Community College

A semester of study (for fun!) courses in Spanish, ASL, Mandarin Chinese, Guitar, Percussion, General Music


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Monroe Community College

A semester of study (for fun!) courses in Spanish, ASL, Mandarin Chinese, Guitar, Percussion, General Music



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Union College

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25 Mar 2013 Filed under interwebs, lifehacks, technology Tagged as 4HWW , Amazon , Innovation , Mechanical Turk , Oursourcing

Amazon Mechanical Turk, the API for Humans

There are lots of Us out there.  People with ideas and ambition.  America is a two class society: Us entrepreneurial job creators and the job takers that depend on Us.  You’re an entrepreneur, aren’t you?  We all are today. You created your website, wrote your app, started your eBay business!

You aren’t foolish.  You’ve read the Hour Work Week and you are ready to lifestyle design yourself around the world on your yacht while becoming multilingual and learning to prepare gourmet dishes.  Automate, outsource…its easy if you do it right!  You’re smarter than the average bear!

The manufacturing came from India, so that is covered. The web development came from India, check!  The servers crunch the numbers, w00t!  But, people are stingy with their time and when they give up their dreams for yours they won’t give it to you cheaply.  There is a solution! Today’s new and improved internet comes with Artificial Artificial Intelligence

Its kind of clever wordplay: “Artificial Artificial”.  Makes the process seem twice as digital when in reality its massively humanized.  Clever marketing!

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Your human capital now has an API and a unit cost. This will work perfectly for Us.  Now, lets rename them COGS, forget employee benefits, remove interpersonal relationships, and realize our dreams! To be PC, I guess they prefer to be called “Mechanical Turk Workers” but that hardly matters.  Lets raise these people up and plug them in!  Cha Ching!