I grew up in St. Paul, MN. During high school days, I participated in Boy Scouts, debate, extemporaneous and public speaking, poetry club, among other things.
Then I studied some STEM at University of Minnesota-Morris, Biblical Studies and Communications at Freed-Hardeman University, TN (a little more debate and extemporaneous speaking), and Mission (intercultural religious communication) at Abilene Christian University, TX. Did some odds jobs including some teaching.
I moved to Nashville, TN. I started my technology consulting (mainly in intranet development related activities) during Y2K days as the Dot Com Bubble was about to burst. I’ve always been about seeing the big picture (systems thinking), discerning when rhetoric diverges from practice, and proposing and architecting solutions. I’ve done some analytics, some coding, some technical writing.
Avocationally, I boost digital preservation, eScience, gigabit networks, global collaboration and education, grid computing, national research and education networks, etc. I also promote the intersection of these things, entrepreneurship, and related journalism). I try to help not-for-profits when I can.
The most efficient way to reach me is by e-mail (dodds at con mer gence dot com). Please be sure to leave a message if you do call 615.657.9359 | skype: conmergence.labs). I’ll return your call a.s.a.p.
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#grace e-naissance man. jesus is my working hypothesis.