George V. Reilly

Engineering Jobs at Cozi

Cozi is hiring. We have positions in Web De­vel­op­ment, Software En­gi­neer­ing, and System En­gi­neer­ing at our head­quar­ters in Seattle.

Full details at the Careers Page.

Inviting friends to Cozi

This afternoon, I invited 200 friends, family, and ac­quain­tances to the Reilly & Bartholomew Family Journal. The Journal is the feature that we've been working on at Cozi for several months. It's a light­weight blog that's really easy to set up and post to, with straight­for­ward privacy controls.

More im­por­tant­ly, though, I invited those people to use Cozi for themselves.

I'm inviting you to read the Family Journal that Emma and I set up at Cozi. It's a way of letting our friends and relatives keep up with us. If you see a story you like, add a smile. We hope you enjoy it!

I'm also inviting you to start continue.

Senator Patty Murray at Cozi

Senator Patty Murray visited us at Cozi this morning. She was there to hear from small business people about healthcare reform and she met with half-a-dozen local small business owners, including our CEO, Robbie Cape. I sat in on the meeting as an observer to take photos.

We heard a number of stories.

Jason runs a record store. When they decided to insure all of their employees, it meant that everyone had to take a pay cut. One guy didn't want to take part, but Jason convinced him. Weeks later, that guy broke his arm and ended up in the emergency room. Not long after, the same guy had another accident. Later continue.

Cozi Mobile is in beta

Since the summer, I've been working on and off on a mobile site for Cozi. Chris, one of our interns, did a lot of the initial work. Getting it to a deployable state has been my primary focus over the last few weeks.

I'm happy to say that as of today is in public beta. Will wrote a little about it at the Cozi Blog; take a look at the promo.

Currently, the mobile site supports shopping lists and the calendar. In the calendar, you can view, create, and edit your ap­point­ments. On the shopping page, you can update your shopping lists and cross off items as you move continue.

Cheetah Tips

At Cozi, we're writing our new web services in Python (a story for another day). I wrote up a few hard-won tips on using the Cheetah Template library at the Cozi Tech Blog.

Odds and Ends #3

Mis­cel­la­neous links.

Cozi is Hiring

Cozi is hiring. We have positions for Developers and Web Developers.

We're a small Web 2.0 startup, based in the Smith Tower in downtown Seattle. Our Cozi Central product is groupware for families: it helps parents manage their own and their kids' schedules, shopping lists, and reminders, from computers, PDAs, and mobile phones.

If you're interested, let me know.

Update: we have some non-developer positions too.

Building a REST Web Service, day 1

My first project at Cozi is to build a simple REST-style Web Service. Nobody here has done that before.

The first thing that I'm trying to get going is a simple URL rewriter, using an ASP.NET HttpModule.

I'm running Vista as my de­vel­op­ment desktop for the first time. So far, not bad, but there are lots of new quirks to get used to. I've been a good boy so far and I've left the User Access Control stuff enabled, so that I'm not running with ad­min­is­tra­tive privileges by default.

It's my first exposure to IIS 7. I must say that the IIS UI is much improved (a low bar to continue.

PC Mag Site of the Week

Cozi is the PC Mag Site of the Week.

This is the col­lab­o­ra­tion ap­pli­ca­tion to have for organizing your family life. It has simple, intuitive func­tion­al­i­ty that suits its family target audience perfectly.

Atlas To Cozi

I worked at Atlas Solutions, a subsidiary of aQuantive, from October 2005 to July 2007.

Google bought our largest competitor, Dou­bleClick, for $3 Billion in April 2007. In the following five weeks, all the other major web ad­ver­tis­ing companies were bought up, cul­mi­nat­ing in Microsoft paying the stupendous sum of $6 billion for aQuantive. The Microsoft-aQuantive deal closes in mid-August.

To put it mildly, I was not excited at the thought of becoming a Microsoft employee yet again. Cu­mu­la­tive­ly, between 1992 and 2005, I spent 10 years at Microsoft as an employee or contractor, including a year and a half on Cairo, seven years on IIS, and a year on FlexGo.

Nev­er­the­less, I had absolutely continue.