Hi. I'm Brian. I recently left my position in the IT industry after 21 years (the last 13 at BrianMadden.com) to spend time on other, non-IT projects while I think about what I want to do next.
This is me:
I've written several books over the years
I've given over 500 presentations and speeches in my life, from
small 20-person seminars to keynote speeches at large conferences
with thousands of audience members. Most of these were about IT,
though some were about pinball.
Some of these are available on YouTube:
I created an open source pinball software framework called the Mission Pinball Framework that people can use for the code to power real pinball machines. (Like, the real 300-pound machines you find in bars, not "virtual" pinball on your computer.)
Here's a 3-part podcast where I was interviewed on the Boom Go Pinball podcast about the Mission Pinball Framework:
You should build your own pinball machine. It's fun!
I co-founded, along with Mike Webster, Premier Indoor Golf,
on 28th & 5th in Manhattan. It's really cool. You use real
clubs to hit real golf balls into a huge screen, and a stereo
laser camera analyzes the flight path to show where the ball would
go. So it's "real" golf, but indoors. Good for training or just
for fun after work. (Also we have pinball and beer!)