17+ years of being a web developer would not have been possible without Google, Twitter, Stack Overflow, the open source community, blogs, Slack, friends and mentors. I’m ever grateful to those that share their knowledge so this site is a very humble attempt of doing the same.
I first learned that you could change code and a computer would respond when I was 15. My Mom brought home floppies of the game Civilization given to her by a co-worker. We had just gotten our 1st family computer (a Compaq Presario with Windows 3.1). The game wouldn’t work with the mouse enabled so I called customer service and they walked me through disabling it via AUTOEXEC.BAT. Interest peaked. From my dorm room in college in 1997 I published my first webpage to Geocities. I was hooked. Web development combined creating something visual (aesthetics/art/right brain) with logic/math (left brain) so it has always been really compelling to me. The web is constantly evolving so I’m forever learning and pushing myself to become better.
I’ve spanned quite a few web technology stacks in my career:
- I’ve built out new features in a single page web application built with Ember.js & Ember Data (utilizing WebSockets).
- I’ve refactored an older single page web application I created to use Browserify instead of RequireJS.
- I’ve created single page web applications from scratch using jQuery, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, jQuery Mobile, Jasmine, RequireJS, and Grunt.
- I’ve led front-end engineering on a CMS re-platform and UI redesign of a large corporate site (responsive design done mobile first).
- I’ve configured a multi-lingual search solution for a corporate website using MondoSoft (MondoSearch, BehaviorTracking, InformationManager).
- I’ve worked with ASP.NET, C#, Microsoft Content Management Server, Microsoft Commerce Server, & Microsoft Solutions for Internet Business to develop global, multi-lingual shopping carts and content sites.
- I’ve designed & developed web & client-based Lotus Notes applications using Lotus Domino Designer.