This is the Kiwiluv.com Techblog. Here’s is where we plan to leave a chronicle of all of our adventures in learning new technologies for our products as well as the intricacies of building a business. We’ll also share our business ideas, those of others we find interesting and any comments we have which we’re learning in our efforts to bootstrap our little tech enterprise. Long live the mighty Kiwi!
Here’s what you can (and cannot) expect from our blog:
- We will not pollute our blog with advertisements of any kind.
- We welcome contributors interested in technology, business and entrepreneurship.
- We do not edit comments in any way with the exception of profanity, racisism, etc. We welcome and encourage pushback on our ideas and views so please have at it!
Although this blog is run by a commercial business we will do all we can to keep it an open forum to share and nurture ideas. Enjoy!
Karen Chung is a member of the Wharton Executive MBA Class of 2011. Karen has about ten years of experience in technology development and has led teams of engineers delivering mission critical systems for the US Coast Guard and Royal New Zealand Navy. She worked as a software systems architect for a smart phone product approved for the NSA Type 1 encrypted data, email and voice communications. She holds Masters of Science degrees in Computer and Information Science and in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Karen is now a development manager in the cable industry and is bootstrapping Kiwiluv as a labor of love. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, skiing, and photography.
Dave has been coding since the Commodore 64/Apple II days. He has his BSEE, MSEE and MBA and spent the first decade of his career living and working in Switzerland where he earned his business degree and did a lot of skiing. His background is in digital signal processing and algorithms, but lately has become enamored with web development. After a successful career climbing the corporate ladder from engineer, to manager to director, Dave left his most recent position overseeing an empire of almost 80 software developers for a smaller team, using agile development methodologies. Dave’s current day job working with systems which deliver video on demand to all of the screens (TV, phone, computer) in our lives. kiwiluv is a vehicle for him to stretch his entrepreneurial wings and build some fun and interesting products using the latest and greatest technologies. In his spare time, Dave hangs out with his family, skis, hikes, mountain bikes and is into photography and travel.