I'm a coder, humane interface designer, and fortunately enough, temporary collection of stardust in the approximate shape of a human being. I live in the suburbs but I identify as a Philadelphian.
I'm also the CTO for a small startup, and I'm working on figuring out what that means... one day at a time.
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Recent Blog Posts
- Lucee and ORM: Worth the Pain?Feb 19, 2020
- Time Is All You HaveFeb 18, 2020
- My (First) AWS Fargate Success StoryJan 24, 2020
- All blog posts
I joined AlumnIQ as employee #2 in 2012, where I have become the CTO and Lead developer, shaping and building technology that aims to revolutionize Higher Education Advancement and Alumni Relations. In my time here, I've helped grow the company from two people to five.
I work from home on a geographically distributed, 100% remote team, which means that on most days I get the privilege of making breakfast and lunch for my two children. I have a strange addiction to collecting board games even though we don't play them as much as I'd like. I make some pretty killer pizza from scratch, if I do say so myself.
I'm also a skydiving bum trapped in a working man's body.
In more recent years I've found that I love woodworking, so when I'm not coding or falling out of various aricraft you'll most often find me in my basement turning wood into things.
I love traveling, whether it be for work, to attend or speak at an event, or vacationing. I've lived on all three Continental American coasts, and The Azores. My dog is named after a character from Futurama. I've called 911 in two different emergency situations. One of them was for my brother. I swam a mile, camped in deep snow, hiked some parts of the Appalachain Trail and different parts of Redwood National and State Parks. I've never been to the Grand Canyon. I remember attending 6 different schools up to and including high school, but it might have been more. I can tie a bowline knot with one hand. My favorite author is Bill Bryson, but my favorite book genre is science fiction.
Speaking of books, I wrote and self-published a book: REST Assured— and I did it over the course of two weeks, after work. If you use or build APIs, it would probably interest you.
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