Some things I’ve built
And I post a few projects in varying stages of completion on github.
I have a decent familiarity with Go, Perl (my first language), PostgreSQL and SQLite, FreeBSD, and WordPress.
I have some familiarity with Swift and iOS development. I can read and revise some Java.
I would love to write more Racket.
The first two programs I install on a new machine are emacs and fish.
Some books I’ve read
I’m self-taught as a programmer, which means I read a lot of books. Some of my favorites are:
Places I’ve worked
- Airtype Studio
From October 2014 until today
As a senior developer. I build websites for clients, design and implement APIs, customize CMSes, revise legacy projects, review everyone's code, help onboard the new hires, form and document our current and best practices, and occasionally communicate with clients. I also started our book club and a weekly project/koan routine.
- Sente, Inc. dba MasterPlans
From February 2008 until October 2014
As the all-around web guy: designing and building our internal systems, building our site, building sites for clients, setting up servers, etc.
- On the road
From May 2007 until January 2008
Freelancing. It's fun until you need to pay bills.
- IEEE Computer Society
From August 2005 until May 2007
As an "electronic media assistant". We published 9 titles online and in print. I prepared a variety of files—mostly XML, HTML, and images—for publication. I also taught myself Perl.
- The Valley Voice Newspaper
During the summer of 2005
I interviewed people and wrote stories, took pictures, all that stuff. Journalism is fun.
Places I’ve gone to school
- University of Texas at Austin
From August 2003 until May 2005
I got a BA in English. I worked on the campus literary/arts journal and was also in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
- St. Mary's University, San Antonio
From August 2001 until May 2003
There was a program that combined literature with media production called Electronic Communication Arts. I did that for two years. I also worked for the campus newspaper, literary journal, and the English Department. They gave me a pretty good scholarship.
Get in touch
Whichever way you prefer: email, twitter, instagram, github.