I am a software developer currently residing in a small town just outside Lehi, 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 or recording a cover of something that's already been covered a few times too many.
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.
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.
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 Java and Spring Boot.
Honestly, the purpose of school was to land a job, so do you really care about this stuff anymore?
September 2014 — March 2017
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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