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I build big things out of bitty bits

I am the Principle Systems Architect at Intricately ← Building, optimizing, and extending, the backend, 2016 - present (on Crunchbase)

About Me

Experienced system architect, team leader, mentor, rubyist, and full stack web application programmer since 2004; sometime linux system administrator.

Author and maintainer of many popular open source libraries On RubyGems.

I excel at data analysis, task automation, testing, style guides, best practices, API design, benchmarking, and Domain Driven Design.

Created solutions for finance, social networking, government, information technology, B2B, fashion, gaming, publishing, and e-commerce sectors.

Dedicated to moving science forward and improving the condition of life generally by automation and process improvement.

My public calendar is available, so you can know when I am available. I am always happy to chat about tech, and have advised many companies on a wide range of issues from development to infrastructure.

I am a political activist utilizing my social currency to advocate for equality for all Follow Me.

Stuff I am working on now

Past Work

  • Principle Systems Architect at Bolt Threads ← The more I learn about what the company is doing to revolutionize the textile industry the more excited I become about the possibilities. Changing the world for the better, through efficiency, is always my goal professionally and personally.
  • Principle Engineer, Web Team Lead, Productivity & Automation Lead at Invoice2Go ← Led team in rewrite; implemented engineering process, 2016 - 2017 (on Crunchbase)
  • Senior Engineer at Trumaker - built a hydra: e-commerce platform, sales CRM, warehousing, inventory management, and fulfillment system. 2014 - 2016 Fashion Tweet
  • Senior Staff Architect, Services at Church Pension Group ← I (re)built the entire backend, 10x improvement in performance, 2013 - 2014 (bloomberg profile)
  • Co-founder & CTO of Acquaintable, accepted into ERA (NYC-based accelerator), then acquired, 2012 - 2013 (on Crunchbase)(Tweet @ my co-founder)
  • First Employee and Tech Lead on Bloomberg Black, 2010 - 2012 (bloomberg profile)
  • Senior Rails Developer, BibleGateway (9 month PHP to Rails contract), 2010 (on wikipedia)
  • Tech Lead & Rails Developer, Neighborino (HOA startup), 2008 - 2010 (on Crunchbase)
  • Partner, Team Lead and Senior Rails Developer, Sagebit LLC (development shop), 2007 - 2009 (on Crunchbase(Tweet @ a co-founder)
  • Senior Software Engineer (Rails & XSLT), Indiana Legislative Services Agency ← I built the Indiana Register!, 2006 - 2007 (on Ballotpedia)
  • Linux Sys Admin, .deb, Java, PHP, Rails Developer, Optivel (IT shop), 2004 - 2006 (tweet at my old boss!)

Skills

  • Expert at creating modern interactive websites utilizing Ruby on Rails, various backend data stores, Javascript, CSS, and HTML
  • Fluent in 3 languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • and conversational in Indonesian
  • Licensed, certified coffee barista; CBD College in Sydney, RTO# 91399
    • SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
    • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Education

  • CIT (Computer Information Technology), Indiana University, 2005 - 2008 *
  • Computer Science, Ball State University, 2004 - 2005 *
  • MIS (Management Information Systems), Purdue University, 2002 - 2004 *
  • Computer Science, Ball State University, 1997 - 1999 *

* (No actual degrees, just lots of education!)

Humanitarian

  • Devoted to making the world a better place, and to furthering scientific knowledge.
  • I dedicate a significant potion of my time, talents, and resources to refugees in Africa.
  • Also donate to a large number of humanitarian organizations working on issues of injustice and poverty.
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