Dave Atkins
Technology leader, internet engineer and social media advocate who loves to create process-oriented solutions that help people take advantage of technology and media.
Westwood , MA

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Current Work:
  • Principal at Dave Atkins Media!
  • Editor at WestwoodBlog
  • Blogger at DaveWrites
  • Previous Work:
  • Content Manager at Mass.Gov
  • Technical Operations Manager at Spire.com
  • Education:
  • JD, law, Seattle University School of Law
  • BS, management, political science, MIT
  • Documents:

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    Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix
    Content Systems: Wordpress, Drupal, Liferay
    Web: Apache, IIS, php, perl, vbscript, javascript
    Version Control: subversion, source safe, PVCS
    Database: mySQL, MSSQL, Oracle
    Networking: Router/PIX, DNS, VPN

    Detailed Experience Summary:

    Principal at Dave Atkins Media!
    December 2008 - Present

    My new consulting company

    Editor at WestwoodBlog
    November 2006 - Present

    I created WestwoodBlog to inform and connect residents of Westwood, Massachusetts. The site is a blog built on the Drupal platform with other community features to create not only a blog, but a resource for residents. I have worked offline to involve our Selectmen, residents, and business leaders in discussing public policy and promoting community events. The blog has become a trusted alternative media source in a town of about 13,000 people, receiving approximately 1,000 unique visitors per month.

    Blogger at DaveWrites
    October 2006 - Present

    I started blogging in 2006 with DaveWrites--my exploration of how I blend life, work, and action to live a creative life. Many of my posts are on issues of economic development as I see much of the intersection of work and life revolving around how we relate to our communities. Ultimately, economic development is about the growth of those communities, the infrastructure we build, and how we plan for the future.

    Content Manager at Mass.Gov
    May 2009 - September 2009

    Managed state website about how Federal Stimulus dollars are being used in Massachusetts. http://www.mass.gov/recovery

    Technical Operations Manager at Spire.com
    December 2006 - December 2006

    Built out the publishing platform for www.spire.com and kept it running smoothly, opportunistically integrating and optimizing technology to serve our business needs. LAMP, Liferay, early stage startup media company.

    Detailed Education Summary:

    JD, law, Seattle University School of Law
    May 1993

    student newspaper editor in chief

    BS, management, political science, MIT
    June 1990

    Conversation History: (30 total)

    Date Person
    11/09/09 Eddie Perea
    11/09/09 Monique MacKinnon
    11/09/09 Lynn M. Wilson RN BSN
    01/16/09 Chrystal Liss
    01/16/09 Kelle Sparta
    01/16/09 Brent Trethewey
    01/16/09 Liz Scully
    01/16/09 Dr. Zareen Karani Araoz
    01/16/09 Paul Cronin
    01/09/09 Karina A. Manriquez
    01/09/09 Russell Sweeney
    01/09/09 Shella Fitzpatrick
    01/09/09 Brent Trethewey
    01/09/09 Dale Donnelly
    12/12/08 Dale Donnelly
    12/12/08 Brent Trethewey
    12/12/08 Liz Scully
    12/12/08 John Konevich
    12/11/08 David Alston
    12/11/08 Michael Dinoff
    12/11/08 Andrew Rohman
    12/11/08 Jay Groccia
    12/11/08 Giselle Conyette
    12/11/08 Deb Mullen
    12/11/08 Beth Bridges, The Networking Motivator (tm)
    12/11/08 Jim Freeman
    12/11/08 Aliza Sherman
    12/11/08 Justin Levy