CONFIRMED: City Council Candidates Matarrese, Tam in Developer's Pockets
The developer who is supporting them?
Yes, it's time I come clean. Rather than being "outed" after the next campaign reporting cycle, I decided that I would do some damage control and confess now, so I can maintain my dignity.
Yes, I am a developer, and I support Tam and Matarrese for City Council. I have been a developer since approximately 1985, back when I was in college, when I first joined Apple's developer program. I have worked for many software companies since then, but I have always been a developer during that time. The company that I co-own is currently a member of the Apple Developer Connection. Of course, I have never been a part of Microsoft's developer program (video).
So there you have it. I'm a developer, and I support Frank and Lena in their race for city council. I'm not sure what I will do to take advantage of my status as a developer once they are elected and begin a pro-developer reign on the council. Perhaps I could have them pass a resolution requiring that the City purchase a copy of my software to put on all of their desktop PCs. Even if my software doesn't run on Wndows PCs! Mwah-ha-ha-ha!