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Jamie Pitts
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Today we're submitting a proposal to redevelop part of our campus in North Bayshore. With our proposed plan, our campus could be more adaptable to a changing company, bring new life to the environment, save energy, and create a sense of community with bike paths and space for local businesses. Ultimately, we hope to create a space for people, nature and ideas to thrive. Learn more: http://g.co/go/y6pnk
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Check out this doc describing how rapt.fm's distributed architecture works. This is our biggest night yet, a huge payoff after months of wax-on and wax-off. 
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Paychecks Lounge, Detroit, MI.
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The latest edition of the Library Green's Citizen's Report is out!
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From the AnnArbor.com story about Frederick Stein:

“Everyone who sits outside and eats downtown can thank my dad,” Nordlinger said.

Friends and family remember Stein leading the charge in 1965 for tree-lined widened sidewalks on both sides of the street.
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We built this great world in which we work and play, and now we want to take what we learned and improve everything else.
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Baby deer encounter in Ann Arbor with +Jaoyi Ho.
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Epic night going on at rapt.fm, definitely a huge test for our distributed architecture. Check out this doc I wrote about how the parts fit together.
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There are strong economic and scientific reasons to maintain parks in urban areas. For one: workers need their cognitive-reset!
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William Hathaway's case for a park next to the library. I was surprised to find out that there were plans for one laid out 20 years ago! The community has a special opportunity here, a window in time really. City council is listening and members of the Park Advisory Commission are working on a recommendation.
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"A civic hacker is someone who uses technology to improve or fix government and municipal processes."
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This is the best video meme I've seen in a long time!
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151 people
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122 people
Andy Piper's profile photo
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Carmen Baljeu's profile photo
Siobhan Shier's profile photo
Chen-Kung Ho's profile photo
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Work
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Software, Fiction, Financial Markets
Employment
  • rapt.fm
    CTO, 2012 - present
  • financial_db
    Founder, 2010 - 2012
  • TigerLead Solutions
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2010
  • Memecat, Listgasm
    Founder, 2006 - 2008
  • Boingo Wireless
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2006
  • Hollywood Stock Exchange
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2004
  • C14 / Kickmedia
    Web Developer, 1998 - 2000
  • Daily Journal
    Web Developer, 1996 - 1998
  • Campusweb
    Founder, 1995 - 1996
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Male
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James Pitts
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I code and I write.
Introduction
I've been zig-zagging around North America, but my center of gravity is Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am currently working on rapt.fm, a site that enables you to participate in live freestyle rap battles.

Coding: I build software using open-source languages and systems. 

Reading and writing fiction: I enjoy Science Fiction and Noir.
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I am multi-paradigmatic.
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Currently
Ann Arbor, MI
Previously
Los Angeles - Los Angeles