Veteran software developer, world record
holder, author, and photographer.
Member of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- Currently SVP of Technology at F45 Training
- Former CTO, currently Chief Technical Advisor at Skafos.ai
- Endorphinz Expert Panel (Connected Fitness) at Endorphinz.net
- Former Technical Consultant at Kennedy Lewis Investment Management LLC
- Former SVP of Technology at EchelonFit
- Former VP of IoT and Cloud Platforms at Zenerchi LLC / SimVis.ai
- Former VP of Engineering (prior, Chief Architect) at Flywheel Sports
- Founder and core committer on the Hydra open source project
for building Microservices
- Co-founder of ChessBrain - a global chess engine, awarded a Guinness 2005 World Record involving distributed computation
- Technology interests: Connected Fitness, Human Physiology, IoT and Wearables (using microcontrollers), NodeJS Microservices, Serverless, Containerization / Docker, AWS, Messaging, Communication
Contact / Social
- At EchelonFit I supported engineering the next generation leaderboard technology.
- At Skafos.ai I led the engineering effort behind building the world's first, AI-based Product Discovery SaaS Platform that delivers impactful interactive guided shopping experiences for eCommerce.
- At Zenerchi I created the BioGraph, a hybrid information system used to navigate complex models of Human Physiology. I presented my work at RedisConf 2020. Creating a Model of Human Physiology w/RedisGraph
- Presented my IoT work at Zenerchi at the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) Targeted Industry Day at the Utah State Capital to state legislators.
- At Flywheel Sports, as Chief Architect, I lead the team that created Flywheel's Nationwide live and video On Demand connected fitness platform.
- The Fly Anywhere service was selected as one of Oprah's top picks for the 2019 Holiday Season and featured in her magazine, on Amazon and on national Television.
- As Director of Software Development at IPayment Inc., I managed six products and a team of 17 individuals who directly contributed to generating over 50 million in revenue for 2010 and 70 million in 2011 revenue.
- At Engineering Animation Inc, I lead an advanced game technology group which contributed to annual revenues of over $600 Million.
- While at the Symantec - Peter Norton, I was a member of the technology team that accounted for 75% of Symantec’s $267 Million in annual revenue.
- Awarded a 2005 Guinness World Record involving Distributed Computation. ChessBrain
- 30+ years in the software industry. Experience working with small privately funded start-ups to large Fortune
100 companies on small applications to large scale enterprise systems.
- Co-authored two technical books published by Prentice Hall and Springer.
- Published research papers and articles
with ACM, IEEE, IBM, O'Reilly, and the Linux Journal.
- Eight mobile / wearable apps in the Samsung Galaxy App Store.
- Contributed to the release of 14 commercial products from business applications to computer games.
- 2020 RedisConf20, (virtual due to Covid). Creating a Model of Human Physiology w/RedisGraph This is currently one of the highest rated talks of the conference
- 2019 RedisConf19, Pier 27, San Francisco. Using Redis to orchestrate cloud-based file transfers at scale. My talk focused on how we used Redis, Microservices and Serverless to perform a massive file transfer of CDN video content between Verizon EdgeCast and Akamai.Slides
- 2018 RedisConf18, Pier 27, San Francisco. Building light-weight Microservices using Redis. My talk
discussed how to leverage Redis to build microservice frameworks PDF | video This was one of the highest rates talks that year.
- 2016 EmpireNode conference, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. My talk was on
building NodeJS Microservices using an open source library I developed called Hydra.
- 2005 BoF Linux conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. I delivered the conference keynote presentation, entitled,
"Tapping the Matrix". My talk focused on how Open Source tools are being used to build distributed computation
- (2019) CIO Review Magazine. A Glance into the Evolution of Wearable and Connected Fitness
- (2007) Advanced Intelligent Paradigms in Computer Games. Collaborated with Dr. Colin Frayn on a chapter on
ChessBrain for the
Studies in Computational Intelligence series, Vol. 71. ISBN: 978-3-540-72704-0 Amazon
- (2006) IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games. ChessBrain II - A Hierarchical Infrastructure for
Distributed Inhomogeneous Speed-Critical Computation. Presented at the 2006 IEEE Symposium on Computational
Intelligence and Games. PDF
- (2005) LinuxForum BoF. Tapping the Matrix: Harnessing distributed computing resources using Open Source tools.
Presented in the keynote presentation at LinuxForum BoF 2005 in Copenhagen Denmark. PDF
- (2004) International Conference On Scientific and Engineering Computation. The ChessBrain Project - Massively
Distributed Inhomogeneous Speed-Critical Computation. Presented at the International Conference On Scientific and
Engineering Computation in Singapore. PDF
- (2004) IBM Developerworks site. Automate backups on Linux. This article focuses on secure network backups under
- (2004) O'Reilly P2P. I wrote a two-part series for the OpenP2P site on harnessing the idle processing power
of distributed machines. PDF
Presentations before groups of varying sizes at tech meetups.
- (2018) Building Distributed Microservices using Redis, NYCNode hosted at ShutterStock. video
- (2018) Building Distributed Microservices using NodeJS, Redis & Hydra Service @Flywheel - presented at
Microservices NYC hosted at ThoughtWorks. Meetup
- (2017) Graphs, Graph DBs, and Node at NYCNode slides
- (2016) Node in small places at NYCNode slides
- (2016) Node in small places slides
- (2015) Intro to Node.JS slides
- (2015) A look at Pixi.js. A look at Pixi.js, a 2D rendering library for WebGL with Canvas fallback.
- (2015) Introduction to Modern Web Development
- (2014) YAAP: Yet Another Angular Presentation slides
- (2013) How Computers Play Chess. A look at computer chess history leading up to how computers actually play
- (2011) Node.js in Under 5 Minutes. Quick introduction to NodeJS back in 2011. YouTube
- (2011) CouchDB in Under 143 seconds. Introduction to the NoSQL CouchDB. YouTube
- (2005) LinuxForum BoF. My keynote presentation at LinuxForum BoF 2005 in Copenhagen Denmark. PDF
Open Source Projects (github)
Select projects on Github:
More projects at: https://github.com/cjus and https://github.com/pnxtech
For a list of exceptional professional and personal references please visit: http://cjus.me/references.html
Other passions include Photography and Chess. I also enjoy health & fitness and I’m a founding member of the Mindful Living Wellness Center in Salt Lake City.