Many people will ask me what I “do”. The answer I like to give is often different from the one they’re seeking. So to get to the point: I’m a software guy for a living and also as a hobby. The latter is what makes me happy while the former pays my bills (and on a good day it also makes me happy). I've spent a decade building software solutions on a variety of platforms. My specialty is mobile development, though I have years of experience also building web solutions in a diverse set of environments, such as WordPress, as well as .NET.
A note for recruiters: while I appreciate all inquiries, I am not interested in relocating or commuting. Particularly given recent events, I am encouraged to see many companies embracing fully digital teams, and those will get my attention first.
In my time at AppDirect, I have been responsible for four production apps, as well as several proof-of-concept and demo applications. The app capabilities have ranged from real-time chat, to data analytics.
I have also done work on microservices written in multiple technologies. This includes using Flask (and Python) to set up a RESTful service with Amazon S3 capability.
Worked on Foko's mobile solution for visual communication. A bit like Instagram for businesses, with an increasing emphasis on retail.
Worked on Enthrill's unique ebook distribution and DRM system. Also developed and released Enthrill's mobile downloading app.
Worked on porting a popular communications app to Android, reaching #1 in the Play Store upon release, with a user base in the hundreds of millions.
Worked on an array of high-profile client websites and social media solutions. These ranged from full-fledged websites, to Facebook applications.
When I'm not immersed in solving software problems, I'm usually either engaged in some kind of fitness-related activity (cycling, in particular, but also weightlifting), and fancy myself an occasional writer. I've written several novels as part of the annual NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and have a handful of short stories out there.
Beyond this, I’m a fanatic about several other things, things that risk boring the reader if I go into too much detail. But you can expect me to speak often of things like privacy and cryptography, both of which bring one perilously close to discussing politics.
I used to host a blog here, but decided to archive it, as I no longer blog actively. The WordPress export file from those days can be found here.