About Aren

Aren Cambre is a manager of web technologies at a Texas university. The way he explains it is, “If the web sites look like crap, they’re yelling at Public Affairs. If it’s broken, they’re yelling at me.”

Aren is leading a Sitecore CMS implementation project. In this project, Aren is introducing modern, agile project management methodologies. Sitecore recently recognized him as one of four North American Most Valued Professionals.

Aren knows how to fill his spare time:

He is pursing a doctorate in Engineering Management. He has completed all coursework and is working on his qualifying examinations leading to candidacy. This prospective doctorate complements Aren’s Master of Science in Computer Science and bachelors degrees in computer science and mathematics.

He manages several Drupal sites and is involved in the Drupal community.

He was president of the Lake Park Estates Neighborhood Association for four years. Under Aren’s leadership, the association increased membership, incorporated and got IRS 501(c)(4) status, introduced new programs, revolutionized neighborhood communications with technology, maintained excellent finances, and fostered an unusually high participation rate.

He does political activism. He did an exhaustive analysis of the 2008 Texas Republican Platform, where he calls for drastic improvements and shortening. He believes the platform should be in plain English, focused, and appeal to more than half of the electorate, not just the furthest right factions. He also served on the 2010 Republican Senate District 16 Resolutions Committee. This committee folded grassroots resolutions into a recommendation for the state platform committee. He was also a co-author of the Speed Limits plank that was added to the state platform in 2002.

Aren is married with two children and is an active member of a United Methodist church.

Contact Aren at aren@arencambre.com.

2 thoughts on “About Aren”

  1. I live in a town of 7-8000 that tends to be land locked – that is, police patrol only the streets in the town and have no jurisdiction over the neighboring highways.
    After getting a few tickets – for both myself and my wife, and hearing numerous complaints from others about getting tickets, I decided to request some information on the tickets issues by our police department. I have been told (3 times by both the City Manager and police department) that the only data they have is the violation and the officer issuing the ticket. They cannot sort data by month issued or city residence of person receiving the ticket.
    Is it common for police department to have such limited data? What are your recommendations?

    1. I don’t believe that for a second. I think they are supposed to retain ticket info for at least 5 years. If they don’t retain any info at all, how do they handle ticket appeals? Or do they just give up every time someone appeals to a state court?

      I’ve requested ticket records from over 20 cities. I can’t think of one that didn’t have the data in electronic form somehow.

      Also, they are required to submit a record of tickets written to the state. Email me privately (aren@arencambre.com) with the city name, and I can give you the number of tickets they’ve written per month over several years.

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