Quintus Valerius Callidus (Election MMDCCLIX)

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Quintus Valerius Callidus




I, Quintus of the Valerii, called Callidus, of the tribe Galeria, don the toga candida, and here announce my candidacy for Curule Aedile.

Though we of NovaRoma have no formal buildings, city, nor grounds, we do have a large virtual presence on the Internet. As Magister Aranearius I have some experience with our virtual demesne, which has been wonderfully reconstructed by Censor M. Octavius Gracchus, Faber Aranearius M. Lucretius Agricola, and the Scribae who have made the online experience a true pleasure. Semper vos laudabo.

I would like to extend my participation to include the functions of Curule Aedile, where I may be able to assist in the promulgation of the public games, events, religious functions, and help fellow citizens expedite their way to learning, living, and enjoying more of what Nova Roma has to offer.

Nova Roma History

I have been a citizen for nigh three years, and in that time I have been fortunate to meet wonderful people who share a love of learning, history, and friendship. I have been honored with the position of Cultural Scriba, Proconsular Scriba, Magister Aranearius Novae Britanniae, and Magister Aranearius Novae Romae.


Professionally, I am a web designer/systems programmer, and with 16 years in software development (over 11 in Perl, and 16 in c), as well as team participation and management. I have extensive experience with maintaining a healthy state of websites, including Unix/Linux/BSD operating systems, reactive webpages via Javascript, mysql and PostGreSQL database design and integration, and business logic services using perl and java. I hope my skills would become an asset to the Republic as a whole.

My professional credentials include work in financials, eCommerce and eLearning, and development of software for those fields, in Perl, as well as Java, Python, Jython, C, C++, Ruby, Scheme, Tcl/Tk, Yacc/Bison, Lex/Flex, mySQL and Postscript, including GUI and database development (SQL under Oracle, PostGreSQL, and mySQL), Ticket Tracking Systems, SOAP/XML, shopping cart design and implementation under apache (1.3 and 2.0 with SSL, perl templating by hand and with Interchange, and XHTML/CSS), statistical treatment, and system adaptation to user trends, preferences and criteria along with reporting facilities.

In Summary

I hope my abilities are worth their salt, and if the people deem I have the right stuff, then I will do my best to help keep the wheels of the Republic running smoothly for the citizenry of Nova Roma.

Gratias vobis ago. Vale et Valete!

Quintus Valerius Callidus

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