Terry Jones is currently CTO of Fluidinfo, which he founded in 2007. He also works on virus discovery in the Zoology department at the University of Cambridge.
Before founding Fluidinfo, he was a postdoc in Zoology at Cambridge (2004-07) where he spent time helping the WHO design part of the human influenza vaccine. He was a part-time professor in CS at the Universitat de Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2005-06), CTO of Eatoni Ergonomics in New York (2000-04), a postdoc in Cognitive Science at UCSD (1998-99), CEO of Teclata in Barcelona (1996-98), Chief Knowledge Officer at Chiliad (1998), a postdoc and graduate fellow at the Santa Fe Institute (1992-96), and taught undergrad CS at Earlham College (1990-91). He has a Ph.D. in CS from the University of New Mexico, an M.Math from the University of Waterloo, and a B.Sc. in CS from Sydney University.
Fluidinfo's new O'Reilly API contains information from O'Reilly, Amazon, Google Books, LibraryThing, and GoodReads. But most importantly, anyone can "write" their own information to the book and author objects. read more
Terry Jones envisons a future in which we step beyond the default of read-only publishing via traditional containers and APIs. Data itself will become social, and we'll be able to personalize arbitrarily. read more
Given that so much diverse and overlapping information about each of us is spread between applications, why are simple actions -- like automatically reacting to known friend requests -- still not possible? The answer, notes Terry Jones, lies not with a new application, but in a ball of data. (Part… read more