My first "all nighter" was Christmas night 1981, when I spent all night learning BASIC on my brand new Vic-20 computer. I've been fascinated with computers ever-since.
Web Development is a passion of mine. Over the years I've picked up a great number of skills ( HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, React, etc) and am continuing to explore new technologies. The purpose of having the most tools in your toolbox is so you can determine the best tool for the job; some technologies, as cool as they may be, may not be suited for the task at hand. Trying to use the shiniest technology just to use it is akin to using a hammer on a screw: it'll get the job done, but is far from optimal.
For over sixteen years, I had been an employee of Olive Software, providing PDF to XML conversion, digital replica editions, and archiving to publishers and libraries around the world. Starting in 2002 as the fourth US employee, I initially traveled the world training clients on Olive's "XML Distiller" software and setting them up with self-hosted Olive servers. Now, Olive is primarily a SaaS provider, and I have implemented and supported Olive's hosted clients with their digital editions, as well as continued to support the few self-hosted clients Olive has. Below are some highlights of my work with Olive: