Jamie's Bio

Jamie with with his family on the subway in custumes

Jamie is technology systems director for the Progressive Technology Project, a national organization providing technology support to grassroots organizing groups in the US.

Jamie is also co-founder and Board member of May First Movement Technology, a membership organization of progressive groups worldwide who use the Internet. In his work with May First, Jamie does political organizing, systems administration, and support for the members of May First.

May First is the result of a merger in 2005 between May First Technology Collective (originally known as Media Jumpstart) and People-Link. Prior to the merger, Jamie was co-founder and co-director of May First Technology Collective, a worker run nonprofit organization that provided technical support to NYC’s social justice movement groups.

Prior to working at May First, Jamie worked at Libraries for the Future as network administrator, national Youth ACCESS coordinator, and Information and Technology Policy Specialist. Jamie was formerly on the Board of Directors of Paper Tiger TV where he was an active producer and activist between 1994 and 2004. Previously, Jamie worked as a video instructor for Sidewalks of New York, teaching basic production skills to homeless youth. He also worked as a community organizer for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and was an active member of ACT UP New Orleans.

You can reach jamie at jamie @ workingdirectory dot net.