Kevin Curry

Kevin Curry

Chief Technology Officer at COMPARITY

Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia (Norfolk, Virginia Area)
Industry
Information Services

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Kevin Curry's Overview

Current
  • Creator at 3Scape
  • Chief Technology Officer at COMPARITY
  • Advisor at Code for America
Past
  • Senior Software Engineer at Bridgeborn
  • Software Engineer at Mariah Vision 3 Entertainment
  • Software Engineer and Research Associate at VRCO & ODU Research Foundation
  • Graduate Research Assistant at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Kevin Curry's Summary

Virginia Tech, B.A., History, '92, M.S., Computer Science and Applications, '99
"Supporting Collaborative Awareness in Tele-immersion"
Business founder, community organizer and web enthusiast
First Code for America Brigade Director
12 years in product and business development for software and IT services to fed gov
2 years as a Research Associate in virtual reality for Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography
Civic-minded
Geeky about linked open data, 3D, history and Virginia Beach
Working with startups at incubation and acceleration stages of growth

Kevin Curry's Experience

Creator

3Scape

January 2014Present (10 months) Virginia Beach, Virginia

3Scape represents a new medium of expression on the web. With 3Scape anyone can make graphically rich, compelling stories and share them online. I created 3Scape because I'm inspired by the power of stories in our lives. I'm excited to see what stories we will make and share with 3Scape.

Chief Technology Officer

COMPARITY

May 2014Present (6 months) Virginia Beach, Virginia

Comparity provides a free personal shopper experience for the property and casualty insurance market. The Comparity Difference is a licensed Navigator who shops on your behalf so you get policies that are truly ready to purchase the moment they are presented. No other company offers that service. In order to succeed as a business Comparity needs super-efficient insurance application processing. It's my job to accelerate and deliver a Comparity Process that is elegant, efficient and easy to use. https://comparityins.com

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

May 2010Present (4 years 6 months)

After organizing the inaugural CityCamp with Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka, I was invited to join the Board of Advisors. I assist both tactically and strategically where ever I can be of service.

Chief Scientist

Bridgeborn

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2006January 2014 (8 years) Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

As a founder and member of the executive leadership team I worked 12 years with a team of co-founders to build a company that grew to $12M/yr revenue providing software and services to government.

Program Director, CfA Brigade

Code for America

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

December 2011December 2013 (2 years 1 month) Virginia Beach, Virginia

Lead the design and implementation of Code for America's volunteer civic engagement program, the Brigade. Organized and worked with civic hackers everywhere to establish an identity, brand, community of practice and volunteer actions that support local initiatives and Code for America's mission. Grew Brigade from an idea to 60 local chapters and over 3500 volunteers in two years.

Creator

CityCamp

November 2009October 2013 (4 years) Everywhere

Jennifer Pahlka and I hosted an unconference about municipal innovation over the weekend of January 24-24, 2010. After that I worked with Luke Fretwell of Govfresh to establish an open source brand to enable anyone to create their own CityCamp. Since then CityCamps have been organized in over 30 cities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. http://citycamp.com

Senior Software Engineer

Bridgeborn

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2002February 2006 (4 years 1 month) Virginia Beach, VA

Co-inventor and developer for Bridgeborn's core technology, Bridgeworks. Bridgeworks is a software platform for advanced visualization and human computer interaction that runs on most personal computing platforms. As technical lead, I articulated requirements and made design decisions, wrote software libraries and created Bridgeworks applications for Bridgeborn customers. Bridgeworks is a lightweight client runtime engine that enables data-driven, interactive, 3D models, maps, terrain, charts, and graphs via the Web. Bridgeworks works like an input-output machine that reads, renders, manipulates, and saves rich media visualizations using markup language. Bridgeworks can run in web browsers, Office documents, and integrated with C++, Java, .Net and JavaScript applications.

Software Engineer

Mariah Vision 3 Entertainment

July 2000January 2002 (1 year 7 months)

Lead engineer for 3Scape, a 3D content editor and interactive viewer for PC platforms and the web. The application domain required integration of a very wide range of technology, including: Java, C++, XML, XML-RPC, JNI, 3D graphics, Netscape Plugin API/Live Connect, COM, VB Script, ASP/JSP, ODBC.

Software Engineer and Research Associate

VRCO & ODU Research Foundation

July 1999July 2000 (1 year 1 month) Norfolk, Virginia Area

Leadership position in the research and development of product software for immersive virtual environments. Application areas included, but were not limited to: scientific visualization, battlefield visualization, collaborative design, and entertainment. Full participation at all stages of development; concept and design, implementation, rollout, and maintenance. Led a team that won a $25,000 award for implementing a tactical threat evaluation system for Solipsys Corporation.

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 1998June 1999 (1 year 6 months) Blacksburg, Virginia

GRA for Engineering Science and Mechanics Department (ESM) Scientific Visualization initiative led by Dr. Ron Kriz. Studied human computer-interaction (HCI) techniques and collaborative awareness in teleimmersive virtual environments (CAVEs). Developed and integrated collaborative HCI software applications for scientific visualization. Developed applications to operate on a global information grid (GIG) connected through multi-processor, multi-pipe (graphics) SGI supercomputers.

Kevin Curry's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer

      City of Virginia Beach
      December 2009 present (4 years 11 months)

      Sponsored by the Chief Information Officer to serve as a communications and information technology volunteer for city departments.

    • Advisor and Brigade Captain

      Code for America
      January 2013 present (1 year 10 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Organizations I support:

      • Code for America

Kevin Curry's Organizations

  • Code for Hampton Roads

    Brigade Captain
    • January 2013 to Present

    We are a volunteer organization of civic-minded technologists who want to help municipal governments and community leagues in the 7 cities of Hampton Roads, Virginia use the web more effectively.

  • Clean the Bay Day

    Zone Captain
    • June 2006 to Present

    I organize volunteers in my neighborhood to participate in our annual Clean the Bay Day.

  • King's Grant Community League

    President, Web Master
    • September 2007 to Present

    King's Grant Community League is an owner and steward of open spaces in the neighborhood of King's Grant, Virginia Beach, VA

Kevin Curry's Patents

  • Method of Authoring, Deploying and Using Interactive, Data-Driven Two or More Dimensional Content

    • United States Patent US7681114
    • Issued March 16, 2010

    A method whereby dynamic, interactive, two or more dimensional media can be assembled and delivered where the need for pre-packaged binary content files and pre-compiled content is eliminated by using a markup language, a standard URI to identify local and/or remote media resources within a markup text, a standard protocol to retrieve the resource, a parser to load resources from the native format and a markup language to define behavior and where dynamic, interactive, n-dimensional media is achieved by using a markup language, connecting or embedding content into a local or remote data source, dragging-and-dropping markup text into a content provider application, updating content using a form, establishing a two-way connection between content and one or more data sources such that changing to the data source(s) and seeing the results propagate to the scene changing the content and seeing the results propagate to the data source(s) and using a markup language to issue commands, configure interaction, and create behavior.

Kevin Curry's Skills & Expertise

  1. Visualization
  2. Web Services
  3. OOP
  4. Computer Science
  5. Distributed Systems
  6. Software Development
  7. Product Development
  8. Brand Development
  9. Strategic Planning
  10. Community Organizing
  11. New Business Development
  12. Start-up Operations
  13. C++
  14. Java
  15. Business Management
  16. HTML
  17. CSS
  18. PHP
  19. JavaScript
  20. .NET
  21. Program Management
  22. XML
  23. Integration
  24. AJAX
  25. 3D visualization
  26. Code for America Volunteer
  27. Code for America Brigade

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Kevin Curry's Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MS, Computer Science

19971999

Human computer interaction and collaboration in immersive virtual reality environments called CAVEs.

Activities and Societies: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BA, History

19881992

Activities and Societies: Sigma Nu Fraternity

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