I am a “technologist” crazy enough to begin experimenting with online media in 1994, when we founded eg3.com as a web portal for embedded systems, broadly defined. Currently, I split my responsibilties between teaching SEO (Search Engine Optimization) both in real-life at AcademyX in San Francisco, or online for the JM Internet Group as well as teaching marketing / advertising at DeVry University in Fremont, California and journalism, working as the Senior Editor for eg3.com, a hi-tech publisher of information for embedded systems.
In terms of my background, I have a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, having written my dissertation on “Economic Policy in Hungary.” That came after my 1981 graduation from Harvard College, and growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where I was lucky enough to attend Booker T. Washington High School, a racially integrated “magnet” school.
Work wise, I began my technology career for several now defunct Bay Area magazines, and my first significant project was for MW Media on the Intel 386, as they attempted to launch it into the embedded space. Since 1994, I have been Senior Editor, at eg3.com, responsible for web content and our monthly newsletter. We are a small, highly computerized online company. I am working more-and-more in search engine optimization, SEO, marketing and other ways to help technology companies leverage Google, Youtube, Twitter, and the Internet generally to help them market themselves to B2B audiences, such as design engineers. If you have SEO or Internet Marketing needs, I would love to talk with you!
I can best be contacted by email at j.mcdonald “at” jm-seo.net; or via Telephone at +1 510-894-6169. If you have a story idea or comment, it’s best to use the telephone!
More and more, I get requests from PR firms or interviewees for a formal “bio.” Here goes –
Jason McDonald was born January 14, 1963, in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, attending Booker T. Washington High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1985 with a B.A. in Russian Studies / Economics. He received his masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Political Science, focused on economic policy in Eastern Europe in 1992.
Upon deciding not to be a professor, Dr. McDonald pursued a career in technology journalism working at a number of San Francisco Bay Area start ups, ranging from Omnibus, Computer Currents, and MW Media. He also wrote freelance for many years with articles appearing in trade journals and press such as EE Times, Dr. Dobb’s, and Software Development Forum. In 1995, he left MW Media and was one of the co-founders of eg3.com.
Today, he is Senior Editor for content at eg3.com and is responsible for website coverage (keywords), the monthly newsletter, and the series of Insiders’ Guides on topics from RTOS to FPGAs. He also is the Senior SEO Director at the JM Internet Group.
If Jason could have one professional wish, it would be for PR firms and Product Marketing Managers to actually ask him what he is writing, or his current interests, before diving into a long-winded diatribe on their latest product or technology. If he could have one other wish, it would be for “world peace.” Alas, neither it seems will be attainable in his lifetime.
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