PageRenderTime 110ms CodeModel.GetById 64ms app.highlight 42ms RepoModel.GetById 1ms app.codeStats 0ms

/html/bio.html

https://github.com/gigablast/open-source-search-engine
HTML | 200 lines | 144 code | 56 blank | 0 comment | 0 complexity | f418ad88ffe0e3a242a0e6e5f8f851ae MD5 | raw file
Possible License(s): Apache-2.0
  1
  2<title>Gigablast's Matt Wells' Career Highlights</title>
  3
  4
  5<br><br><br><br>
  6
  7<table width=100% cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="0">
  8<tr bgcolor="#0340fd">
  9<th colspan="2">
 10<font color=33dcff>
 11Matt Wells' Career Highlights</font> 
 12</th>
 13</tr>
 14<tr>
 15<td>
 16<br>
 17
 18
 19
 20<center>
 21<table width=650px cellpadding=10>
 22
 23<tr><td>
 24<a href="https://archive.org/stream/rainbowmagazine-1989-05/The_Rainbow_Magazine_05_1989#page/n117/mode/2up"><img width=128 height=94 src=/germs.png></a>
 25</td>
 26<td>1988. Wrote graphic adventure game called 'Revenge of the Germs' for the Tandy Color Computer while a junior in High School. Sold it and <a href="https://archive.org/stream/rainbowmagazine-1989-05/The_Rainbow_Magazine_05_1989#page/n117/mode/2up">got reviewed</a> in the Rainbow Magazine in May of 1989 by Gail Allore. I found the full <a href=/GERMS.DSK>160k disk image</a> on sites like <a href="http://archive.worldofdragon.org/archive/index.php?dir=Disks/CoCo/CoCo_Disk_Games/">this</a> still floating around.
 27</td>
 28</tr>
 29
 30
 31<tr><td>
 32<a href=http://web.archive.org/web/19970407013333/http://cs.nmt.edu/>
 33<img src=/nmtcs.jpg align=left>
 34</a>
 35</td><td>1996. Won the homepage design contest for the Computer Science Department at <a href=http://www.nmt.edu/>New Mexico Tech</a> with <a href=http://web.archive.org/web/19970407013333/http://cs.nmt.edu/>this site</a>. I created an <a href=/zia.mpg>animated zia</a> for it using BMRT. I did all the drawings myself using Photoshop.
 36</td></tr>
 37
 38<tr>
 39<td>
 40<img width=128 height=128 src=abqnewsthumb.jpg align=left>
 41</td>
 42<td>
 431997. Created the <b>Artists' Den</b>. Was in the 
 44Albuquerque Journal (page <a href=/abqnews1.jpg>1</a> and <a href=/abqnews2.jpg>2</a>) in March 1997. Was featured in Yahoo's and Netscape's <i>What's Cool</i> and was a semi-permanent feature on Infoseek's reference page. Was one of the leading art sites in the world at the time. (<a href="http://www.cyrius.com.au/_blog/TEST_-_BCH_Blog_Automation_Test/post/Art/">review 1</a>, <a href="http://members.fortunecity.com/touchon/acad-002.htm">review 2</a> , 
 45<a href="http://business.highbeam.com/2872/article-1G1-107605314/openart-forum">review 3</a>)
 46</td></tr>
 47
 48
 49<tr>
 50<td>
 51<img width=128 height=40 src=/nmt.png align=left>
 52</td>
 53<td>
 541997. Received a B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. Mathematics from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico.
 55</td></tr>
 56
 57
 58<tr><td>
 59<a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infoseek>
 60<img src=/infoseek.jpg>
 61</a>
 62</td><td>
 631997. Worked at <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infoseek>Infoseek</a> for a few years on the core search team with about 7 other engineers, including <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Li>Robin Li</a>, the founder of <a href=http://www.baidu.com/>Baidu</a>, the largest search engine in China. I found it amazing how much Infoseek relied on search to feed its website, but yet the core team was so small.
 64</td></tr>
 65
 66
 67<tr><td>
 68<a href=http://www.gigablast.com/><img src=/gbrocket.png width=128 height=129></a>
 69</td><td>
 702000. Founded <a href=http://www.gigablast.com/>Gigablast</a>. Bootstrapped with $30k. Developed almost all the code myself. Circa 2006 Gigablast had over 12 billion pages indexed and was the second largest search engine in the world. At one time Gigablast also ranked in the top 2000 most popular websites worldwide. To this date, Gigablast continues to serve millions of queries per day using almost all wind power.
 71</td></tr>
 72
 73
 74<tr><td>
 75<a href=http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2067980/A-Conversation-With-Gigablasts-Matt-Wells><img width=128 height=46 src=/sew.png></a>
 76</td><td>2003. Interviewed by Gary Price of  
 77<a href=http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2067980/A-Conversation-With-Gigablasts-Matt-Wells>Search Engine Watch</a>. In addition to some <a href=http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2063106/Gigablast-Now-Offering-XML-Search-Feeds>followups</a>.
 78
 79</tr></tr>
 80
 81
 82<tr><td>
 83<br>
 84<a href=/acmqueue.pdf><img src=/acm.png width=128 height=122></a>
 85</td><td>
 862004. <a href=/acmqueue.pdf>Interview</a> with <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Kirsch>Steve Kirsch</a> for the <a href=http://queue.acm.org/>ACM Queue</a>, the official magazine of Association for Computing Machinery.
 87</td></tr>
 88
 89<tr><td>
 90<a href=/dator.pdf><img src=/dator.png width=128 height=121></a>
 91</td><td>
 922004. <a href=/dator.pdf>Interviewed</a> by <a href=http://www.datormagazin.se/>Dator</a>, a Swedish Computer Magazine.
 93</td></tr>
 94
 95<tr>
 96<td>
 97<img width=128 height=33 src=/slashdot.png>
 98</td>
 99<td>
1002004. <a href=http://developers.slashdot.org/story/04/04/17/1942228/how-to-build-a-search-engine>Slashdot covers Gigablast</a>.
101</td></tr>
102
103
104
105<tr><td>
106<a href=/business2.0.pdf><img src=/biz.png width=128 height=157></a>
107</td><td>
1082005. <a href=/business2.0.pdf>Interview in Business 2.0</a>.
109</td></tr>
110
111
112<tr><td>
113<img width=128 height=64 src=/techcrunch.png>
114</td>
115<td>
1162005. Coverage by Techcrunch for <a href=http://techcrunch.com/2005/07/09/profile-gigablast-blog-search/>Gigablast Blog Search</a> by Michael Arrington and <a href=http://www.crunchbase.com/company/gigablast>in Crunchbase<a>.
117</td>
118</tr>
119
120
121
122<tr><td>
123<a href=/ff2006.doc><img src=/ff.jpg width=128 height=80></a>
124</td><td>
1252006. In the <a href=/ff2006.doc>New Mexico Flying Forty</a>. One of New Mexico's top 40 technology companies by revenue. (A more <a href="http://adminpress.jllpress.com/Kirtland_AFB/documents/Pres2-ABQEconomicProfile.pdf">official PDF</a>).
126</td></tr>
127
128<tr><td>
129<a href=http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/16-2007/2960-blasting-into-the-big-leagues-matt-wells-and-gigablast><img src=/bb.png width=128 height=130></a>
130</td><td>
1312007. Interviewed by my Alma Mater, <a href=http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/16-2007/2960-blasting-into-the-big-leagues-matt-wells-and-gigablast>New Mexico Tech's Newsletter</a>.
132</td></tr>
133
134
135<tr><td>
136<a href=http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2011/10/03/Brandcameo-Dolphin-Tale-100311.aspx><img src=/dolphintale.png width=128 height=69></a>
137</td><td>
1382011. Gigablast used as the search engine in Warner Brothers <a href="http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2011/10/03/Brandcameo-Dolphin-Tale-100311.aspx">Dolphin Tale</a>. As well as the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street and others.
139</td></tr>
140
141
142
143
144<tr><td>
145<a href=http://www.eventguru.com/><img src=/eventguru.png width=128 height=95></a>
146</td><td>
1472012. After years of work, launched <a href=http://www.eventguru.com/>Event Guru</a>, the largest search engine for events in the U.S. And it is the only technology to spider the entire web for events. It can read a page like you or me and figure out the events with a decent accuracy. This is a surprisingly hard problem because when you read events from a page, you engage a lot more mental processes than you realize!
148</td></tr>
149
150
151<tr><td>
152<img src=/chand2.jpg width=128 height=171>
153</td><td>
154Donated <a href=http://www.jezebelgallery.com/>chandelier from Jezebel Lighting</a> to the Albuquerque Sunport. Creation is almost completed.
155</td></tr>
156
157
158<tr><td>
159<a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=qLzoWKp2JHcC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=gigablast&source=bl&ots=JfwmfpIPKW&sig=sXUFaCsUlxhVfrd2cc4kBKif5LY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cbn6UfvJB-6GyQGYwICwAg&ved=0CCoQ6AEwADhQ#v=onepage&q=gigablast&f=false">
160<img src=/nsa.jpg width=128 height=128>
161</a>
162</td><td>
1632013. The <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=qLzoWKp2JHcC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=gigablast&source=bl&ots=JfwmfpIPKW&sig=sXUFaCsUlxhVfrd2cc4kBKif5LY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cbn6UfvJB-6GyQGYwICwAg&ved=0CCoQ6AEwADhQ#v=onepage&q=gigablast&f=false">NSA reviewed Gigablast</a> in its book, "Untangling the Web" which was declassified under the Freedom of Information Act.
164</td></tr>
165
166
167<tr><td>
168<a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6152839"><img src=/hackernews.png width=128 height=41></a>
169</td><td>
1702013. Released Gigablast as open source as reported by <a href=https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6152839>Hacker News</a> among others. The latest version has many improvements over that one. Currently on <a href=https://github.com/gigablast/open-source-search-engine>GitHub</a> with over 375 stars and gaining ground on SOLR (based on Java/Lucene) with 435 stars as of Jan 15, 2015.
171</td>
172</tr>
173
174
175<tr><td>
176<a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=gigablast&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1&gws_rd=ssl#tbm=bks&q=%22gigablast%22>"><img src=/googlebooks.png width=128 height=48></a>
177</td><td>
1782015. Gigablast now mentioned in several hundred books in <a href=https://www.google.com/search?q=gigablast&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1&gws_rd=ssl#tbm=bks&q=%22gigablast%22>Google Book Search</a>.
179</td>
180</tr>
181
182<tr><td>
183<a href="https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=gigablast"><img src=/googlescholar.png width=128 height=55></a>
184</td><td>
1852015. Gigablast now mentioned in several hundred schorlarly papers on <a href="https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=gigablast">Google Scholar</a>.
186</td>
187</tr>
188
189
190
191
192</table>
193</center>
194
195
196
197<br>
198</td></tr>
199</table>
200