Whether programming a backend web service or a prototype for a new wearable technology, I am mindful of the overall experience. How each piece of a technology solution connects is vital to its success. I’ve designed and built cloud-based iPad content publishing systems, social integration middleware for Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, gaming platforms with integrated authentication, and distributed video encoding software.
I have been programming professionally for over 10 years, focusing on web and mobile application backends. A few of the tools in my arsenal: PHP, ActionScript, Objective-C, C#, Java, MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, SQLite, Eclipse and Xcode. My allies also include things like Apache, Vagrant, AWS, Drupal, Python, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins and Selenium.
The assimilation of technology’s role in our daily lives fascinates me. We look to it to make us more productive yet we insist upon the highest level of aesthetic form. We leverage it to inspire a change in our view of the world but demand it does not become obtrusive. Devices. Experiences. Connectivity. I see innovation as the combination of new and existing technologies in creative ways.