Eye & Mind is a blog about technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It has a combination of video interviews and traditional blog posts. Interviews are conducted by Stephen Robinson.
Behind the Scenes
Stephen D. Robinson
Steve has spent over 15 years developing software. He is an inventor and innovator and has hands-on knowledge of every aspect of building software. His broad background as a programmer ranges from embedded control systems for mobile robots to a client-server research management application to a creating a patented technology for managing a wireless network community.
For over ten years he has focused on web application development and has led project teams developing major applications in J2EE, CakePHP, and Ruby on Rails. He spent four years architecting and building a mission-critical contract management system for NetJets, Inc. and has led teams of ten plus people on multi-year projects for clients in a range of industries.
Steve has deep knowledge of requirements analysis, technology selection, security, and scalability. He speaks frequently on a variety of technology topics, including recently at IBM comparing Ruby on Rails, CakePHP and Java Struts.
A native of England, he holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Durham University (U.K.) and spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Yale University. He lives in New Haven with his wife Melissa and enjoys running, hiking, playing guitar, and crashing model helicopters.