Douglas Vos - portrait 2006

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Douglas Vos - portrait 2006
Douglas J. Vos

Hello, I’m Doug Vos.  I’ve been  happily married to Jane (my high school sweetheart) for over 38 years. We have 5 children and 10 grand-children.

I’m an Internet media strategist and publisher, currently living in Dearborn, Michigan.

I was an IT Systems Architect, Network Designer, Web Developer and Big IT guy for 20 years, working with EDS and HP (mostly on the General Motors account) — from 1988 to 2008.

Back in the day (1978-1984) I studied anthropology, linguistics, Bible and theology at Kuyper College. Later on I picked up a few computer language courses.

I’m an amateur guitarist, singer and song-writer — and I enjoy photography.  (These are hobbies I’m not very good at, but enjoy from time to time.)

Jane and I have been members of Oakland Hills Community Church for many years, and I’ve been privileged to serve as an ordained Deacon for over 25 years.  I’ve have been blessed to lead a Financial Peace University class a couple times. It’s been amazing to watch the transformation in people’s lives when they are no longer slaves to debt.

I’m an innovator and entrepreneur. In 1996,  Jane and I founded IX Publishing. In 2009 we launched Five More Talents — a web design firm that help churches, ministries and non-profits. I’m also the publisher for The Aquila Report.

I’m an advocate for web standards and the idea guy behind Blue Beanie Day.  My favorite software languages (in alphabetical order) are CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Rebol, Ruby and WordPress.

Zeldman - Blue Beanie Day - archives
Screen print from Jeffrey Zeldman’s blog announcing the 2nd annual Blue Beanie Day.


Here’s a photo of me (below) wearing the iconic Blue Beanie in support of Web Standards. The photo was taken in 2007, and the photo was re-used to kick-start the 2008 Blue Beanie Day campaign (on Flickr) in 2008.

Doug Vos - wearing a blue beanie


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