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Randall Goya
Works at Randall Goya LLC
Attended Brown University
Lived in New York, NY
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just in time for summer

just announced 2 shows in NYC 6/26 & 27
yeah I'm going to both!
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Looking for play script "Heroes and Villains"
by my late wife Arlene Pack
about the night John Lennon was shot, set in an Upper West Side neighborhood bar
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The fan who took the last picture, the cop who tackled the killer, the surgeon who had to tell Yoko he was dead - new interviews tell the story of Lennon's final day.
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I was there, great show, fabulous encore.
Susan wanted to play more, venue said they had to stop.
The band must have been very stoned by the end from the clouds of smoke drifting from the audience :)
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"Baby..." - oops Derek isn't finished with the solo yet :)
I was there, what a great show to kick of the Summer!
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+Randall Goya err, Derek
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the performance gimmicks sort of ruin the song
I'm partial to the Robert Gordon version, mostly because of Link Wray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sVgfL3YFhA
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but it's not "take a walk with me baby" it's "take a walk with me Arlene" thank you
Bo Diddley
otherwise, no complaints
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what a hoot! one-handed piano playing the tambourine with the other!
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Tedeschi Trucks Band at SummerStage NYC
May 18, 2015
with Doyle Bramhall II & Sharon Jones
My own cell cam photos & videos - there are more professional ones out already, I like the phone videos, they feel like being there, great memories, great show
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What a show - and with Sharon Jones!?  With the Dap*Kings I hope
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I saw Link Wray at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel sometime in the late 70s.
I remember he wore a black leather jacket down to his knees.
The essence of dangerous Rock 'n' Roll
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great show by the left dangly earring boys
I'm one too
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Watched:
Robert Gordon & Link Wray >
Link Wray & John Cipollina >
John Cipollina & Nick Gravenites

Makes sense now?
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Education
  • Brown University
    Anthropology/Archeology and Classics, 1976 - 1980
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Digital Audio Seminar, 1983 - 1983
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Male
Other names
decibel.places, Decibel Places, @decibelplaces, netsperience, rgoya, Randal Goya
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Tagline
Drupal Gun-for-Hire I develop web applications and web sites. I occasionally volunteer my web mojo for causes I support.
Introduction
I architect, develop, and extend community, social and semantic publishing, ecommerce and rich media web sites and web applications, primarily for Enterprise organizations.

You might be familiar with my persona decibel.places or @decibelplaces but I'm using my "real" name here for a change. Before the public Internet existed I worked as a Sound Editor and Sound Engineer for feature films.

I am passionate about helping the Web make sense, build community, entertain, and sometimes become profitable.

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Bragging rights
I was knighted ‘Sir Drupal of Drupingtown, protector of all things Drupal-ly’ by a co-worker at Oxygen Media http://netsperience.org/sites/default/files/sirdrupal_joust.png
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Occupation
I build and extend Enterprise web sites and applications with Drupal and other technologies
Skills
Drupal, DHTML, PHP, MySQL, Acquia, Pantheon, Javascript, jQuery, Technical Writing, Information Architecture, Big Data, Solving the hard problems
Employment
  • Randall Goya LLC
    Drupal and Web Application Solutions Consultant, 2013 - present
    I'm a Gun-for-Hire with a specialty in making Enterprise Drupal applications work. Several years of experience with Drupal and other web applications (node.js, Salesforce, SAAS, RESTful services, APIs). Greater NYC area.
  • Remedy Partners
    Drupal and JS Architect, 2015 - 2015
  • Microfinance Information Exchange
    Drupal and Web Architecture Consultant, 2014 - 2014
    Assume all responsibility for Drupal production issues and new Drupal projects Work with offshore development team Debug data flow from Salesforce to MySQL, and through Lucene and CouchDB to nodejs applications Plan overall architecture for new design of existing applications to improve performance and usability
  • Columbia University Office of Alumni Affairs and Development - Web Initiatives
    Drupal Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Conduct intensive Discovery meetings to clarify requirements Build a custom Drupal module to import existing members and data with Drupal Migrate API Embed an inline jQuery Datepicker widget to filter a Drupal view of events using AJAX Implement an AJAX search page in a semi-transparent overlay Create complex registration and login workflows for multiple member roles, with SSO via Columbia UNI Write technical documentation for custom modules and workflows
  • Proud Campus
    Drupal Architect and Web Technology Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Conduct intensive Discovery meetings to clarify requirements Build a custom Drupal module to import existing members and data with Drupal Migrate API Embed an inline jQuery Datepicker widget to filter a Drupal view of events using AJAX Implement an AJAX search page in a semi-transparent overlay Create complex registration and login workflows for multiple member roles, with SSO via Columbia UNI Write technical documentation for custom modules and workflows
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    Senior Drupal Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Rewrite key custom Drupal modules such as TripPlanner+ and Service Status Create a "global header" that can be automatically distributed via CORS to all MTA web sites Advise on Drupal, Git and jQuery best practices
  • Pfizer
    Drupal Architect, 2012 - 2013
    Lead technical design of Drupal 7 Applications Analyze requirements and write responses for proposals; present solutions in meetings Lead offshore teams of developers; enforce Drupal “best practices” Design and lead development of PfizerPro-Digital Product Presentations platform (Edetailing), a Drupal application to host multimedia presentations for Pfizer brands Create publishing workflow and write User Guide for Knowledge Base wiki site for Pfizer DMP vendors
  • B & H Photo Video
    Drupal Workflow Consultant, 2012 - 2012
    Create Workflow for Drupal Pressflow InDepth web site with 30 article states, 10 roles, 50 rules
  • HONEST
    Drupal Consultant, 2012 - 2012
    Migrate Coldfusion web site to Drupal 7 with Taxonomy-driven menus
  • Columbia University Information Technology
    Drupal Application Developer, 2011 - 2012
    Migrate legacy university web sites to Drupal 7 multisite platform; create Global Project site for President’s Office
  • Oxygen
    Forensic Drupaler, 2011 - 2011
    Work closely with Director of Technology Marvin Mitchell to: 1. Evaluate existing Drupal 6 architecture and custom code and modules for best practices 2. Lead team in Drupal best practices, and create custom modules for content management by editors 3. Document changes and roadmap for improving architecture 4. Advise team about using Git version control Create new homepage with Panels and Ctools Page Manager and Drupal Features Create new content types for featured content Consult with Editorial Department and create custom tools for creating content with: 1. Image previews using presets imported from Imagecache API 2. Draggable/sortable jQuery fieldsets on node/add and node/edit forms 3. Social Media widgets with Computed Field displaying site logos calculated from link destination 4. Custom modules and Drupal Features
  • Mediatavern
    Viral Drupal Developer, 2011 - 2011
    Create a viral ecard Drupal 6 plug-in for Guess Watches Spring 2011 collection Front-end jQuery tool creates the content for the postcard Postcard share via email, Facebook, Twitter, and print Work closely with Mediatavern Senior Developer Jeff Fox Recipient lands on Drupal Panels page with postcard, store locator, and link to create own postcard
  • Night Agency
    Drupal Workflow Expert, 2010 - 2010
    Create an article bank for syndication of user-submitted articles for The Writers Network, a property of Pronto, an IAC company Drupal 6 used as a Content Management Framework Advise Night Agency Lead Developer Darius Daftary regarding Drupal best practices and techniques Analyze and implement complex workflow with 12 states from creation to publication to payment across three roles: Writer, Editor, Finance Create Dashboards with Drupal Views for all three types of users, with Bulk Operations for Approving, Deleting, etc. Create tools for exporting CSV dumps of information filtered by Date, Status etc. for import to Excel Web Services integration with iThenticate and PayPal Bulk Payments API Work closely with Ben Rosenthal, Director of Product and Technology at The Writers Network
  • iris New York
    Drupal Video Voting Consultant, 2010 - 2010
    Create Drupal 6 video upload and voting contest for teens to promote new Adidas Moves Pulse fragrance by Coty Work independently as sole developer for project Web Services integration with Encoding.com for video transcoding Facebook API for user authentication, plus customized feature to let kids change their Drupal username for privacy so teachers and parents would not discover their Facebook name Media Mover Drupal module pushes approved videos to YouTube Channel Drupal Views display top voted, latest, most viewed videos and leaderboard Edit videos to remove copyrighted music in violation with contest rules Recommend Draggable Views Drupal Module for second round bracket voting after my contract ended Document Drupal architecture solutions
  • Career Sports and Entertainment
    Drupal Specialist, 2013 - 2013
    Create mobile theme for NBC Alli Sports Dew Tour IN 8 DAYS
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New York, NY - Rome, Italy - Providence, Rhode Island - West New York, NJ - Wilkes-Barre, PA
I have been a tenant for 4 years. Foremost, I wanted to live in a "pet friendly" building, and many other tenants have pets, and I have never been harassed about our 2 little dogs and cats by any tenant or managment: big +1. Other tenants are friendly and one helped me lug an air conditioner to my 2nd floor apartment; others help me on the stairs with my shopping cart etc., and I help others with strollers etc. I went through a period of hardship because my wife is very ill, and I had trouble paying rent on time. Management worked it out with me, it took a few court appearances where mgmt agreed to payment plans, they were not exactly "nice" but they did not evict us either. The maintenance of our building is fairly haphazard, and I was almost evicted for damage caused by a leak they did not repair after months of my asking for repairs. We worked that out too, with another court appearance, and the leak was repaired. The rent is reasonable, the location is convenient for me, with a lot of shopping nearby, as well as my synagogue two blocks away, and several buses to NYC near as well. It's a nice apartment, with an eat-in kitchen and a small second "bedroom" I can use for by consulting business office. Overall, I am satisfied.
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