Stephen Potts to Join MATRIX as New Assistant Director
We are very pleased to announce that Stephen Potts will be joining MATRIX as the new Assistant Director. With over 20 years of professional software engineering experience, Steve is an accomplished software architect and web services expert. Throughout his career, he has focused on data-rich software in order to design robust applications that provide ease of use and timely access to important data. Most recently, while at A Serious Company, Steve built and deployed serious games for government agencies. Prior to that, Steve was Lead Technical Architect and Program Manager at Microsoft, where he was responsible for leading architecture and development of Windows Error Reporting, Online Windows Logo System, Windows Update, Windows Catalog, Windows Distribution Center, and Device Web Market Analysis products.
Before working at Microsoft, Steve was Manager of Software Engineering and Senior Software Architect at NTT Verio (formerly Hiway Technologies), the world’s largest Internet telecommunications company. At NTT Verio, he led web hosting and reseller initiatives, architected systems, and spearheaded the first initiative to provide multi-lingual access to over half a million websites. Prior to his work at NTT Verio, Steve architected and designed databases used by the FBI, CIA, and other information professionals for the leading national information repository at Choicepoint.
As Assistant Director, Steve will not only oversee all aspects of MATRIX’s programming and development infrastructure, but will also lead future development of KORA (kora.matrix.msu.edu), MATRIX’s open source digital repository platform. Steve begins his appointment immediately. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter at @SpottsMsu