Software Engineer, Writer
Ottawa, IL // Chicago, IL // Seattle, WA // Portland, OR (currently)
Like many, my humble beginnings lie in the world of hand-coding in Wordpad and using FTP with Geocities, Angelfire in the mid-90s but have expanded into the modern landscape of robustly-featured internet applications.
I also enjoy the CLI and digging deeper into its powers. Classically trained in OOP, however I'm getting more and more interested in functional programming as of late and thinking with more of a test-driven development mindset.
Professionally, I've developed applications such as the NiKEiD Creator as a consultant at R/GA, Groupon's web and email platforms, the US Dept of Education with Accenture, as well as promotional and interactive websites/apps for Fortune 500 companies like HP, Motorola, Burger King, GE, GM, Walgreen's, Johnnie Walker, Land Rover, United and AARP while at DesignKitchen.
In addition this plethroa of overwhelmingly diverse subjects, I also enjoy reading, listening to music, collecting sneakers, fishing, hiking, camping, playing hockey, taking pictures of my cat and watching orange and brown ball sports.
Not to mention Jalen Rose once replied to me on Twitter.
Oh yeah, here's my resume in PDF and .doc formats.
I was an alpha tester for my former collegue and close friend Todd Larsen's startup Digit, an extremely cool automated micro-savings app. Check it out: http://digit.co