alstevens.org is the personal blog of Al Stevens. Nothing in it should be taken as reflecting the opinion of any organization I am associated with — it’s all mine.
I live in the Boston area and have been involved in developing, integrating and deploying human-centered information systems, user-friendly applications and visualization software for nearly 30 years. I started my career at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, as a scientist and eventually ended up running the company’s artificial intelligence, education technology and training systems division. I then joined the Loral Corporation where I ran Loral’s simulation technology division and after that, co-founded Kaon Interactive, a company specializing in 3D models of products for e-commerce. I took a couple years off from career work and spent it in Mexico, traveling and installing long-range wireless Internet systems. I returned to the US and joined Credo Reference (corp.credoreference.com) as CTO where I focus on bringing print content online.
In my spare time, I work with local non-profit organizations assisting them to use the Internet more effectively. These include the Arlington Historical Society (www.arlingtonhistorical.org), the Medford Historical Society (www.medfordhistorical.org), the Brooks Estate (www.brooksestate.org), the Isaac Royall House (www.royallhouse.org) and the Blue and Gray Education Society (www.blueandgrayeducation.org).
I try to document the details of my more technical forays on my wiki: (http://wiki.alstevens.org) — mostly so that if I need to go through the process again, I’ve got notes.
When I can, I travel around the US, in Europe, Canada and Central America. I edit a site, that’s currently suffering from my neglect, featuring independent travel in Mexico: www.ourmexico.com.
My Linked In profile is at: www.linkedin.com/pub/0/64/a96
I’m on Library thing at: www.librarything.com/home/al.stevens
I’m on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/home.php/profile.php?id=645323067
…and Twitter at: twitter.com/astevens