Timothy Quinn

{ "Meet the Speaker: Timothy Quinn" - Interview with FITC: October 27, 2011 }


What are you passionate about?

British gangster films. Tonkatsu. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Greg Rucka. Guinness. Phytoplankton. Luc Sante. Luc Besson. Goats Head Soup. Cormac McCarthy. Big Star. Jason Lutes. Verlyn Klinkenborg. Riding the California Zephyr. Bicycling through Central Park. Watching the sun go down over Lake Huron from my favorite bar in Sauble Beach.

Actually, most of what I'm really passionate about are the things I do with my kids: fossil hunting, snail watching, micrometeorite harvesting, or sitting on the couch watching Phineas and Ferb.

What personal projects are you working on?

I've written a book called Octopus Intelligence about the intersection of natural science and espionage, and I also author a blog called Process Refactored, which is geared toward technical project managers.

I've recently launched a project management tool called Project Slicer for dashboarding project post-mortem data. It's free for small project management offices.

What tools are you working with now?

I manage to work almost exclusively these days with cloud-based tools like Google Docs, Evernote and Basecamp, although there are still some utilities that haven't successfully left the desktop, like Microsoft Project or any sort of decent media player.

Where do you get your news?

I browse Mobisheet to keep up to date on the mobile industry, and a handful of other blogs and media sites for everything else. I'm currently following the Columbia Journalism Review as well as Patrick Meier's crisis mapping blog, iRevolution.

What do you do to unwind?

I don't unwind. I'm basically Roy Batty. Time is everything.

Connect with Timothy Quinn online:

[Twitter] @timothyquinn [blog] processrefactored.com

Timothy Quinn will be speaking at SCREENS 2011 about how to create and manage a mobile application development department including how to effectively architect, estimate, resource and build applications for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and WAP devices. Timothy took the time to answer a few of our questions so FITC fans and followers could get to know him a little better leading up to the event.