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Larry Aronson is a Web developer and Internet business consultant with over four decades of experience designing and developing computer applications. A graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with degrees in Computer Science and Psychology, Larry began his professional career as an Assistant Systems Engineer with IBM’s Chicago manufacturing branch office.
Larry moved to New York City in the early 1970s and worked for the User Services department of Columbia University while pursuing his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. He then worked a number of years for Boeing Computer Services, starting as a Technical Sales Representative and working his way up to Tech Manager of BCS New York before leaving to start his own consulting company.
As president of Larry Aronson Associates, Larry's major clients were the CBS News Election Unit, where he wrote major segments of the election system, and the Mobil Oil company, where he was the principal programmer responsible for migrating their safety data publishing system to a relational database management system and graphical, data entry and display technology.
In late 1993, Larry discovered the World Wide Web and became active in its newsgroups and discussion lists. He wrote the first book on Web publishing, “HTML Manual of Style” (Ziff-Davis Press, 1994) and based on its success, began teaching HTML around the country and online, creating and conducting online classes for Ziff-Davis University on CompuServe.
Larry lives in a Manhattan loft in the heart of “Silicon Alley” and devotes his time to building Web applications for individuals and small business; helping people work and live on the World Wide Web. He was a founder of the World Wide Web Artist’s Consortium, a board member of the New York Software Industries Association and a founding member of the Social Media Club.