I am a software developer currently residing just a few minutes south of Salt Lake City, Utah. I am originally from upstate New York, which sounds a lot cooler if you leave out the "upstate."
My passion is tech, whether that is the latest OS, the hottest wearable, or the newest addition to the IoT space.
I started coding in the age of the dinosaurs (2011). Before this I was working with hardware. I switched when my cache of fried transistors reached a count of 183.
I spend my free time at a really awesome company in the Silicon Slopes. If I'm not at my desk, you'll find me exploring the city on my road bike, sitting at the top of one of the many gorgeous peaks in the area dripping sweat and blood, or hanging off of the side of a climbing wall and looking pretty ridiculous.
By the way, if the lowercase titles bother you, chill. I'm a hardcore grammar nazi. Just enjoy the art.
Well, I code.
I know, my editor1 told me I needed more detail, too.
Visual Studio Code
1 No, I don't really have an editor. Are you kidding me? Those are expensive!
When I was in school, I used that as an excuse for killing my personal projects. Now, well, I take work home nights and weekends — so yeah, all of these projects are still unofficially retired.
A fully-featured time-management suite with many features not found in mid-range paid calendaring solutions, this is currently my largest project, at over 230K lines of in-house code.
Created to provide a faster alternative to WordPress, this site supports creating/editing posts, comments, and an account-management system, besides search, RSS feed, and tag systems.
Note that, since switching hosting over to Google App Engine, I have not updated the persistence layer. As a result, it's basically a boring, static site right now.
A fully-functional voice-controlled PowerPoint "clicker," this project was an experiment into natural language processing.
Real world stuff. Because I totally just made up the previous two sections and you need actual evidence that I know what I'm doing.
June 2016 — Present
I currently work on stuff that I am unable to write about here without violating my NDA. My daily tech stack revolves mostly around AWS things, including Lambda and DynamoDB. I also get to solve cool problems, including implementing data storage built around event-sourcing and CQRS.
Honestly, the purpose of school was to land a job, so do you really care about this stuff anymore?
September 2014 — March 2017
Graduated summa cum laude (GPA 4.0)
School was certainly a trip, and not because I was on any drugs (besides lots and lots of caffeine — maybe that counts). I still have slight PTSD over nonexistent homework deadlines.
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