Employment

Head of Engineering

2018 - Present

Growing and leading the engineering team, figuring out a hiring plan, making strategic technical decisions, and identifying key emerging tech

Instructor

2018 - Present

Teaching a full stack coding bootcamp, taking students from knowing nothing to being able to be employed as engineers

Director of Engineering

2016 - 2018

Leading teams of engineers at an e-commerce startup focused primarily on fashion

VP of Engineering

2013 - 2016

Leading engineering at a startup focused on location technology

Senior Software Engineer

2012 - 2013

Led team to revolutionize the way campaign contributions are taken by the primary fundraising platform for the Democratic Party

Web Programmer

2008 - 2012

Writing tools for educators and students to better collaborate and publish content

Senior Developer and Backup Systems Administrator

2005 - 2008

Writing custom software for internal processes and performing other sysadmin tasks

Education

B.S. Physics, B.S. Computer Science

2001 - 2006

Graduated with degrees in two difficult hard science subjects

Juris Doctor, Intellectual Property Law

2007 - 2012

Focus on Intellectual Property law. Attended part-time at night while working full-time as a computer programmer during the day

Writing

My blog consisting mostly of technical articles

This easy and approachable getting started guide is a great point of entry for developers looking to maximize their terminal usage.

Honors

Featured as the cover story for the WNE Law Alumni Magazine

Projects

Minimalist generator of random strings, numbers, and more. I started Chance as a small project and it has since grown to a whole organization with dozens of contributors

Dynasty is a clean and simple Amazon DynamoDB client for Node with baked in Promise support.

An extension for Backbone.js with a Sync that adds support for IE 7-9 CORS requests.

Batch Request is lightweight connect/express middleware for Node.js which allows clients to send multiple requests to a server running Node.js in batch.

The theme for this site! It's a Hugo theme tailored for this kind of content -- part portfolio, part site rendering cards for the relevant things.