Professionally, I've been developing web sites and web applications of all shapes and sizes for over a decade. During this time, I've done both front end and back end development. Most of my back end experience revolves around PHP and MySQL. Lately however, the front end development is getting a lot of my attention (JavaScipt FTW). More than half of my career has been as a remote worker, out of a home office.
I have been married to my wife, Heather, for sixteen years. Together, we have three gorgeous little girls (not at all biased or anything). We currently live in Southern California.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, board games and video games. As a kid, I wasn't a huge reader, but lately I have become more and more enthralled with reading. As a by-product of reading, I've also become increasingly interested in personal finance.
In both my work, and life in general, I have a hunger to always learn more and grow. I have a running joke with some close friends that nothing is ever a 10 (on a scale of 1-10). Philosophically, that would imply it could not be improved in any way. Continuous improvement is the way I live my life."Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." —John Lennon via @momentumdash @Schattendrachen
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I've been building software of one form or another my whole life. Most of this development experience has been in web development. At times I focused specifically on back end development, and at other times front end development. Lately, it is more front end, but I still enjoy both.
Pegg is the iPhone app version of PeggSite (see next project). In 2014, we decided to scrap the website, and double down on the iPhone app. This required me to quickly get up to speed with Objective-C. During this time, I mentored under a seasoned iPhone developer that we brought on to the project.
PeggSite was a one-page, rich-media platform that falls between endless feeds and static websites. I founded PeggSite with my good friend, Kirk Love. The idea for PeggSite, and the design, was all Kirk. The code (front end and back) was all me. PeggSite was built with PHP and MySQL on the back end, and Backbone/Require.js on the front end.
This site has since been replaced with a simple landing page for the iPhone app.
I consulted with XboxAddict.com on a front end, responsive redesign in late 2012. The main goal of this effort was to provide better support for tablets and phone based browsers. We used Bootstrap as a jumping point, as the time spent on this redesign was very constrained.
Gabby Gourmet is a restaurant critic in the Denver area. Hero Design Studio did all of the design work, and I did all of the code to bring this app to life (using Appcelerator Titanium).
This website was built by Little Planet Learning, for the U.S. Department of Education. I worked with Little Planet to help with the initial front end development. I turned their PSD designs into HTML / CSS templates, and their back end developers took it from there.
The LMS Lite is another web application that I designed and built for DRC. This web app is a learning management system (LMS) that DRC provides to its clients, to allow them to host their internal WBT. It was built using PHP and MySQL. DRC has deployed this LMS for several clients, the largest with a user base of over 50,000 users.
The XP-23 is an internal DRC tool that I built from scratch using PHP and MySQL. This web application was designed to allow remote teams of instructional designers, subject matter experts, and graphic artists, to collaboratively work together online, and rapidly produce Web Based Training (WBT) courses.