Steve Wainstead's home page


You can reach me at swain at panix.com or just google me

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Statistics and R

I've been working through the course sequence from Duke University (via Coursera) for statistics and R programming. Here's just two projects I did for that course:

Southernmost Tech & Telecommuters Meetup

Prior to moving to Sarasota in 2016 I was co-organizer for Southernmost Tech & Telecommuters which brings together technologists living and working in the Florida Keys (there were a lot! Given the beauty of the locale, it shouldn't have been a surprise there were so many remote workers). I introduced co-working nights so technology people could get a chance to work side by side once in a while, instead of always working at home alone. I was leading meetups four times a month.

Las Vegas Givecamp

I was co-founder of the Las Vegas GiveCamp, a weekend hackathon for charity. I organized 50+ developers to build solutions for 15 nonprofits in the Las Vegas area. You can get a good sense of the event from this short promotional video.

Las Vegas Developers Meetup

I was the founder and organizer of the Las Vegas Developers Meetup, a technology agnostic meetup for hackers, devops, software engineers, and computer programming enthusiasts.

From November 2011 until September 2013 I built the meetup from scratch, starting with one software engineer (me) to over 300 members. Due to moving to Key West for my wife's job I turned it over to three other developers. The meetup has since changed hands again and is going strong today with over 1,500 members.

Reddit Water

I founded Reddit Water in 2008, a subreddit dedicated to tracking water issues and science worldwide.

LambdaMOO

I hang out on a LambdaMOO called Avalon. I wrote a fork of the server code called Waverous LambdaMOO. The work of porting it to C++ was later incorporated into another open source project, Stunt.IO.

Back on the air, then off again

After sixteen years I was once again back on the radio on Pirate Radio Key West WKYZ-FM 101.7 and 96.7, a 100,000 watt independent radio station serving the Florida keys. Since moving to Sarasota in May 2016 I did some volunteering at WSLR-LP community radio, doing behind-the-scenes work.

Wainstead All Night is now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

You can read a history of Wainstead All Night and Three One Three Three Seven. I was on the radio for ten years, although it seemed much shorter than that. In April of 2011 the Rock Hall approached me about acquiring recordings of W.A.N., which they now have:
ARC-0120 Steve Wainstead Collection, 1988-1998, 6.67 l.f.
The Steve Wainstead Collection consists of audio recordings, music logs, and listener requests during Wainstead's tenure as a dee jay on Cleveland State University's radio station, WCSB 89.3 FM, spanning the years 1988 to 1998. This collection contains over six hundred hours of audio recordings of Wainstead's radio shows Wainstead All Night, Cyclotron, and Punkin' Around. The bulk of these recordings are of Wainstead All Night, Wainstead's longest running and most popular show. The music logs and song requests are a mix of Wainstead's punk rock show Cyclotron and of Wainstead All Night. Local musicians from bands such as Death of Samantha, My Dad Is Dead, and the New Salem Witch Hunters appeared on the recordings for interviews and sometimes co-hosted the show. The Steve Wainstead Collection provides information about bands playing at local venues, is an example of college radio at the apex of its popularity, and offers a slice of the "Cleveland Scene" during the late 1980s through the late 1990s.

Photo Gallery

Photos from my collection, the bulk of which is now in the possession of the Rock Hall. From 1983 to 1988 I avidly photographed underground music in Cleveland, and I took over 8,000 shots in that period. I have been asked many times over the years to do a show so people can see all the work I did, but that would take quite a bit of time and effort. I put some photos on the web as an experiment back in 1996. Enter the gallery.

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