Senior Interactive Developer
Years at VF: Almost 5
Years in the technology industry: Almost 5
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little the first thing I ever wanted to be was a hot dog salesman. One of the guys with a little cart and umbrella that sets up shop in a parking lot! To this day my family likes to remind me of my younger aspirations. Fortunately for me, I discovered programming instead. I will say though, that I can still grill up a pretty good hot dog when needed.
How do you spend your time outside work?
I am a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan. I’m pretty sure I actually bleed blue and white stars. During football season, and most of the off season, if it’s not work it’s the Cowboys. I also love hanging with my wife, dog, friends and family. I’m a huge gamer (mostly console and board games) and I love going on vacation. Give me a warm beach with a drink in my hand and I am golden.
What is your favorite Vectorform project?
How could I possibly pick just one!
What’s your favorite part of working at Vectorform?
The variety in what we do. Over any given year most people at VF will work on multiple projects on multiple platforms. It keeps work new and exciting. It also provides for plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. I’m always looking forward to what’s coming next. What problems are we going to solve? What are we going to do that no one else has done? I also have to give a shout out to the people here at VF. I can’t imagine a more dedicated and passionate team to work with and it shows in everything we do.
What inspires you?
Other developers inspire me the most. I love seeing other devs pushing boundaries and doing new things with technology. The amazing, innovative creations that others come up with make me want to push myself harder and become one of the visionaries myself. If others can do these things than so can I and so can we!
If you had to work at another VF office, which would you choose? Why?
It would be VF Jamaica. This may not exist yet but when it does I will be there. There are not many places I enjoy more than a tropical beach. If I had to pick a current office, it would be Seattle. Most of my current work is on Microsoft technologies and it is a rare project that I’m not working with Seattle in some way. Plus, the pictures of that office always make me jealous and I could get hugs from Woody whenever I want.
What was your favorite piece of technology as a child?
My Sega Genesis. It was my first gaming console and started my love of gaming. In a condensed version of my life, I would say that love of gaming lead to my love of technology and eventually programming. I might have been a completely different person if it were not for that Sega.
If you had to take a week off from the internet and all your devices, what would you do?
Be sad? No, I would go hang up north. For those who don’t live in Michigan everyone goes “up north” into northern Michigan as an easy getaway. My family owns a place on a river in the woods and it is a great place to spend time away from tech and just relax. My week would consist of simply doing nothing, possibly slowly tubing down the river, and a lot of reading. If would be more difficult without my Kindle but I guess I could survive with physical books for one week.Lindsay Lamb – June 14, 2011
Ask and you shall receive. At long last Vectorform brings you, labs.vectorform.com. Written by the ladies and gentlemen who work in “The Pit”, Vectorform Labs consists of exclusive, never before seen content. Follow the production process, and learn how an idea evolves into a complex multi-touch experience. Explore the world’s leading technology with Vectorform Labs and get deep into the thoughts of Team Vectorform.
Tune in and buckle up, it’s going to be an exciting ride.Administrator – March 19, 2011 Administrator – March 17, 2011
“SXSW has been an exciting — albeit busy — time for global design and technology firm Vectorform. Not only did they take home the SXSW Award in Technical Achievement on Tuesday night for their involvement with the AP Timeline Reader, but they’ve also teamed up with some major brand names (think Foursquare, Microsoft, and Fiat’s brand agency, Impatto) to provide users a cutting edge experience.” Renee DeCoskey hits the nail on the head, and goes in-depth on our HTML5 experience, Foursquare Playground, over at Business 2 Community.
Check it out, and while there, we also recommend B2C’s coverage of Foursquare’s growth from six to seven million users, all between January and February of this year. With Foursquare Playground officially open for business, it will be interesting to see what March and April bring.
As for our work with Foursquare, Microsoft and Fiat/Impatto, it is a busy and exciting time. Our next SXSW spotlight hits on a Fiat brand experience, and the continued efforts of the Vectorform squad in Austin, Texas, so stay tuned here.Lindsay Lamb – January 21, 2011
We’ve teamed up with award winning writer and director Lance Weiler. Recognized by WIRED magazine as “One of twenty-five people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood” and by BUSINESSWEEK as “One of the 18 Who Changed Hollywood”, the director’s story world opens to the public January 20, 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Pandemic 1.0 represents everything Vectorform loves about art and technology—change, collaboration, inspiration. Watch things unfold here, or step into the story at Step into the story on Friday, January 21 at hopeismissing.com
We worked with some amazing folks, one of our latest collaborations is with Medic Mobile and Hope Phones, a real-world charitable group featured within the Pandemic 1.0 deployment. We can’t tell you exactly how they relate to Pandemic 1.0 yet, but do a little research on The 4636 Project, and you might just figure it out. We love what these guys are doing, and we think you might too.Lindsay Lamb – September 20, 2010
Just recently Vectorform’s Dominic Espinosa gave an interview with Microsoft. Watch the interview from the link below and learn about Dominic’s experience developing an interactive website for the Associated Press, which takes full advantage of the latest web standards and technologies supported in Internet Explorer 9.Lindsay Lamb – September 3, 2010
The spectacular finding of the well-preserved Stone Age graves of Eulau, near Naumburg is the topic of the Terra X documentation, “Tatort Eulau”. Almost a year ago, Vectorform was on site in Halle, Germany with our Microsoft Surface for the production of the documentary. A special thanks goes out to the VF team who made all this happen in a week, Sven Schneider, Vanessa Schaefer, Rich Geyer and Clemens Conrad. Great job team, you rock!
Tatort Eulau – Terra X
The video takes a while to buffer, but it will definitely be worth the wait. Enjoy!
Would you like to know more? Check out our blog post from February.Lindsay Lamb – August 16, 2010
Working with the Microsoft Research Team and Massachusetts General Hospital, Vectorform’s Justin Lankes and Patrick Samona demonstrated the Virtual Colonoscopy Viewer at a recent event in Boston, MA. Virtual Colonoscopy makes it possible to navigate through 3D images of the colon using a multi-touch platform. The goal behind this application is to reduce the time of a typical colonoscopy exam to only 5 minutes. Currently, the procedure takes 40-60 minutes. Virtual Colonoscopy requires a series of clear, high-resolution images to be taken from a CT scanner. Once the pictures are taken, the part of the exam that can be considered by patients to be “invasive” is done! The high-res images are then fed into the application, giving the doctor the opportunity to explore and navigate through the colon, searching for polyps. A standard colonoscopy procedure entails a doctor’s examination of the colon in real time using a fiber optic camera attached to a flexible tube; the tube then gets passed through the rectum. As you can imagine, this can be a long and uncomfortable experience. We hope Virtual Colonoscopy will encourage more people to opt for colon cancer screening, giving us an opportunity to save lives.
Would you like to learn more? Check out Microsoft’s Curt Devlin’s blog post about the application and the demonstration in Boston.
Virtual Colonoscopy will also be demonstrated at the RSNA Conference in November, stay tuned for more updates!Lindsay Lamb – February 23, 2010
The spectacular finding of the well-preserved Stone Age graves of Eulau, near Naumburg is the topic of the Terra X documentation, “Tatort Eulau”.
Three women, two men and eight children were buried 4,500 years ago, affectionately positioned in a tender embrace. In 2008 for the first time internationally, we have proof of the early existence of a nuclear family that can be studied with DNA analysis. A sensation!
But what really happened? Why did these people die at the same time? Did they become victims of a violent crime? Who were they and why did this tragedy occur? Under the direction of BKA-Profiler and with help from the most modern analysis methods, archeologists and anthropologists determined this case noteworthy. What seems to be turning into a criminal case from the Stone Age is becoming a key to an epoch of human history where many mysteries are unsolved. This could help shed light onto human life and social behavior of this region of Germany at that time.
Vectorform, in cooperation with Cook Children’s Health System, has created a suite of applications to assist with Motor Control and Learning for Neurological Rehab. These applications are designed to exercise and evaluate a patient’s motor control. Each application was designed to allow the clinician to manipulate test conditions and tailor the therapy to address the unique needs of each patient.
Cook Children’s Health Systems and specifically Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX is one of the most well respected children’s hospital in the country. They are on the cutting edge of technology having already acquired five surface units.keep looking »