James Cahall

James Cahall

Carlsbad, United States
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James Cahall

James Cahall

Carlsbad, United States
Member since September 17, 2016
James is a result-driven, can-do, and entrepreneurial engineer with 6+ years of C-level experience (15+ years of professional engineering), consistently delivering successful bleeding-edge products to support business goals. He is an architect in innovative technology initiatives that add to, and accelerate, business revenue streams. He is also the CTO and lead developer of Toon Goggles, a SVOD/AVOD kids' entertainment service with 5M+ users.
James is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Design, 15 years
  • JavaScript, 15 years
  • iOS, 8 years
  • Java, 6 years
  • Android, 6 years
  • PHP, 6 years
  • Scalability, 6 years
  • Smart TV, 5 years
Carlsbad, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
macOS Sierra, Xcode, Android Studio, Text Wrangler
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is the 5 million+ user Toon Goggles service valued at more than $50 million.
Employment
  • Chief Technical Officer | Co-Founder
    Digital Media Interactive LLC
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Responsible for the oversight and development of over 50 technology development projects since 2010 for Fortune 500 large business, small business, medical, and educational institutions, high-profile celebrities, and individuals. Was the main point of contact for client technology development as well as consultations on business development and strategy.
    • Performed advanced OpenGL integrations with live-video processing of single or multiple input streams.
    • Built a multi-technology (WiFi/Bluetooth/NFC), cross-platform device-to-device networking for both large and small data communication.
    • Developed the Anywhere Artist robust (PAAS) frameworks for musicians.
    • Performed rapid color analysis of images, videos, and live feeds to aid software developers as well as professional medical applications.
    • Worked as an early-stage tech advisor and virtual CTO for numerous companies.
    Technologies: iOS, Android, JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3, Linux, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Nginx, NodeJS, Sails, Redis, RabbitMQ, BrightScript, Windows, C++, C, OpenGL Shell, AR, VR, Analytics, Big Data, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cocos2d, Unity
  • Chief Technical Officer
    Toon Goggles, Inc.
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Led technology development from the scalable server infrastructures and video transcoding/delivery to native applications for mobile devices, connected TVs, desktops, cars, and responsive web. Oversaw a 50+ seat local and remote mixed development team as well as performing hands-on development on all initiatives. Served as a board member of behalf of TG for the non-profit Youth Education for Success Foundation as well as a technology advisory board member for Kaltura, Inc.
    • Worked as a key player in bringing once-niche technologies mainstream including HLS, HEVC, MPEG-DASH, 4K UHD, OpenGL live video processing, and 360 video while developing them for TG.
    • Grew the company to $15 million in technology value over 6 years with a budget of under $1 million over the same period.
    • Pioneered new technologies and securing patents for connected toys, next generation advertising, and augmented reality.
    • Architected a platform to enable white-label Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) revenue streams which resulted in $100 million+ yearly revenue as the service grows.
    • Awarded the Innovation Award from Kaltura, Inc.
    Technologies: iOS, Android, JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3, Linux, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Nginx, NodeJS, Sails, Redis, RabbitMQ, BrightScript, Windows, C++, C, OpenGL Shell, AR, VR, Analytics, Big Data, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cocos2d, Unity
  • Advanced Technical Leadership Program Engineer
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (Skunk Works)
    2005 - 2011
    • Worked as a structural design engineer for numerous projects and as the team lead for a $15M military aircraft. Designed parts, oversaw production, and supported field-testing of projects including the F-117 stealth fighter.
    • Did 3D Modeling in CATIA.
    • Implemented Finite Element analysis.
    • Involved fully in the design creation, from cradle to grave.
    • Managed the program.
    Technologies: CATIA, SolidWorks, Finite Element Analysis, Excel, Word, Access, Linux, Unix
  • New Page Pianist | Producer
    James Cahall
    2008 - 2010
    • Recorded, produced, and released 38 New Age piano works.
    • Worked in public relations, did bookings, did the web development, and had piano performances.
    Technologies: Logic Studio, JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3
Experience
  • Toon Goggles, Inc. (Development)
    http://www.toongoggles.com

    A global $50M+ on-demand entertainment company providing the world’s largest collection of professionally produced, curated videos, games, music, and interactive books for kids.

  • Various DMI Development Projects (Development)
    http://www.dmi1011.com

    50+ confidential projects which includes work doing:
    1) Advanced OpenGL integrations with live video processing of single or multiple input streams.
    2) Multi-technology (WiFi/Bluetooth/NFC), cross-platform device-to-device networking for both large and small data communication.

    A few of the non-confidential project examples include:
    1) Akers BioMed Color Analysis of Specimens.
    2) Beyond Limits Biomedical Artificial Intelligence.
    3) BioMetallics Breathalyzer Color Analysis.
    4) Cozzia Massage Chair Software.
    5) Google Cardboard 360 Video Player.

  • Color Companion (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-companion-analyzer-converter/id477794973?mt=8

    This does rapid color analysis of images, videos, and live feeds to aid software developers as well as professional medical applications.

  • ReactionGrab (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reactiongrab-record-reactions/id943047312?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

    A video application with OpenGL processing to support concurrent recording of an existing video with a live video feed to capture the user's reaction.

  • Service Pair (Development)
    http://www.servicepair.com

    A construction industry work-pairing service.

  • Anywhere Artist (Development)
    http://www.anywhereartist.com

    A robust (PaaS) framework for musicians. Musicians can use the framework to release iOS applications that aggregate music, social media, videos, links, and more. 50+ applications have been developed with this framework.

  • Talley Materials Calculator (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talley-materials-calculator/id903907502?mt=8

    A tool for the paving, pavement maintenance, and grading professional. Included in the app are:
    1) Calculators for asphalt, sand, gravel, road oils/emulsions, ready mix, and aggregates,
    2) Oil spread rates for chip seals.
    3) A GPS measuring tool.
    4) A counter to count loads etc.
    5) A spreader truck calibration tool.

  • WorldScreen.com (Development)
    http://www.worldscreen.com

    An entertainment industry news service.

Skills
  • Languages
    CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5, Objective-C, Java, PHP, BrightScript, C++, Python, Ruby, Swift, C, Bash Script
  • Frameworks
    Cocos2d, Augmented Reality (AR), Drupal, Sails.js, CakePHP, Unity, Opscode Chef, Ruby on Rails
  • Libraries/APIs
    GPUImage, jQuery, Node.js, OpenGL, jQuery UI
  • Tools
    Git, Adobe Photoshop, CATIA, Basecamp, Apple Logic Studio, Basalmiq, Slack, SOLIDWORKS, Adobe Illustrator, Apache, NewRelic, JIRA, OmniGraffle
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Design
  • Platforms
    Google TV, watchOS, Apple TV, Web, Android TV, iOS, Mac OS, Android, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Skype, WordPress, Windows
  • Misc
    Video, Video Encoding, Architecture, Prototyping, RESTful APIs, Scalability, Project Management, Connected Cars, Smart TV, Business Development, NFC, Audio, Home Automation, Color Theory, Shaders, Amazon Cloud Front, Virtual Reality, 360° Video, Analytics, Game Development, Audio/Video Processing, Peer-to-Peer networking, Digital Advertising, Android Wearable, Algorithms, Localization, Marketing, Social Media Strategy, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, Hardware, Roku, HL7, Artificial intelligence, Biomedical Skills, Nginx, AWS Lambda, Big Data, HomeKit
  • Storage
    MySQL, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, NoSQL, MongoDB, Redis
Education
  • Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo, California, USA
    2004 - 2005
  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineer
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo, California, USA
    2000 - 2005
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