i am jeremy snyder, and this is my personal web site and blog.
i use this site to provider personal commentary about industry issues, things i feel like commenting on, and whatever else tickles my fancy.
A partial professional profile is below. For a full professional profile, please view my LinkedIn profile.
- CEO, HeyPal / The Sharing Engine
- Sales Manager, Amazon Web Services, Singapore, 2010-2011
- VP Community, Operations & APAC/Managing Director, Metaversum Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore, 2008-2010
- VP Community & Operations, Metaversum GmbH, Berlin, Germany, 2006-2008
- Managing Partner, Extensive Development LLC, Chantilly, VA, USA, 2005-2006
- Manager, Support Solutions, Rivermine Software, Fairfax, VA, USA, 2005
- Sr. Director, IT & Hosting Services, TRADOS (now owned by SDL Ltd), Alexandria, VA, USA, 1998-2004. My other positions at TRADOS included: Network Engineer, Web Engineer, Deployment Manager
- Localization Engineer at DTS Language Services, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 1997-1998
- MBA in Enterprise Management, George Mason University School of Management, Fairfax, VA, USA, 2004
- BA in Linguistics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 1997
- Additional studies in Chemical Engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland, 1994-1995
- Additional studies in International Studies at Viittakivi International Centre (now defunct), Hauho, Finland, 1993-1994
- AdAsia, Virtual worlds and advertising, February 2008
- Metaversum blog: 2007-current: corporate blog giving information about Metaversum GmbH and its products and customers
- Yumondo blog: 2007-current: blog addressing issues in the social networking and urban stylesharing platform Yumondo and community management for Yumondo
- Twinity blog: 2007-current: blog addressing issues in the virtual world of Twinity and community management for Twinity members
- MedTerra blog: 2005-2006 (and occasionally in 2007): blog dealing with issues in health care and health insurance policies in the United States and medical tourism
- Extensive Development blog, 2005-2006 (currently closed): blog dealt with business practices in Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Best Practices: Lease, Build or Buy, BizTech Magazine March 2006, co-authored by Lee Copeland, and viewable at http://www.biztechmagazine.com/article.asp?item_id=116
- “Virtual Worlds“, BarCamp Singapore 3, Singapore, February 28, 2009
- “Twinity Pecha-kucha,” IGDA Singapore evening, February 12, 2009
- In-Q-Tel event, January 26, 2009
- “Doing business in virtual worlds,” National University of Singapore, January 21, 2009, Singapore
- “Bitropolis in Twinity”, Machinima Symposium, December 12, 2008, Singapore, co-event with Siggraph Asia
- Interview on 93.8 Live radio, November 17, 2008, Singapore
- Multiple appearances on The Late Show and Life on Line
- FMCA, “Mirror worlds and Twinity”, April 8, 2008, London, England
- Metaverse Roadmap, “Mirror Worlds”, February 15, 2008, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
- State of Play V, Workshop “Commercial Applications of Virtual Worlds”, August 22, 2007, Singapore http://www.nyls.edu/pages/3367.asp
- HostingCon 2006, How to Expand Your Hosting Business to Serve SaaS Vendors, July 18, 2006, Las Vegas, NV, USA http://www.hostingcon.com/2006/attend/session-detail.php?id=49
- ISPCon Spring 2006, Hosting Profitable On-demand Applications and Software Services, Panelist, May 17, 2006, Baltimore, Maryland, USA http://www.ispcon.com/Spring2006/attend-sessionlist.asp?CS_ID=1521
- 2006 Consumer Directed Health Care Conference, CONSUMER EMPLOYEE EDUCATION Workshop, Presentation of the MedTerra concept, May 8, 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA 2006
- iBreakfast Medical Marketing Opportunities, presentation of MedTerra as a company and concept, February 15, NYC, NY, USA, https://www.ibreakfast.com/events.cfm?EID=178
- The World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, Innovation and Technology Showcase (showcase of innovative startups in health care), November 2005, Washington, DC, USA, http://www.worldcongress.com/events/nw510/technology_showcase.cfm?confCode=nw510
- Brazilian translator’s association (ABRATES) annual conference; TRADOS as a translator’s tool (in Portuguese), São Paulo, Brazil, July 1999
- Born in Missouri
- Lived the first 5 years in Missouri, Indiana and Finland (couldn’t tell you the exact dates for any of those)
- Next lived in Germany, then San Francisco, then North Carolina (first Fayetteville, then Chapel Hill)
- Spent a few more years in Finland in the early 90s
- Back to North Carolina for a couple more years
- Lived the longest of anywhere in the Northern Virginia area
- Lived in Berlin, Germany
- Now living in Singapore
- I was a skateboarder from about age 12-18 actively. I still skate occasionally.
- I got interested in snowboarding about 5 years ago.
- My favorite music genres are hip-hop and world music.
- My favorite book genres are sci-fi, fantasy and espionage/mystery.