I'm a web developer and software engineer in the Denver area. I like to consider myself language agnostic, but right now I'm working in Ruby/Rails/PostgreSQL on the back end, React/Redux/Webpack/ES6/Webpack on the front end, and I've recently been getting my hands into React Native apps for iOS and Android. I spent some time working in Scala and started to fall in love with functional programming so many of my hobby projects are starting to dip into Elixir as a result. I love talking about development and tech trends, as well as coffee, craft beer, and all things outdoors in Colorado.
I used to be a mechanical engineer, and one day I found myself wanting to help my company re-organize their data by implementing a new database system. After some research and advice from a friend, I decided to try to implement a web based system using Ruby on Rails.
I spent all of my free time on nights and weekends learning the basics and going through all sorts of tutorials I finally was able to successfully build the system and deploy it locally on the company's network. Over the next year I realized that my favorite thing I had ever worked on (professionally or academically) was building this system.
A friend told me about Galvanize and said I should check out their six month Full Stack program. I decided that the timing was right, so I applied, was accepted, and graduated in October 2015, getting a job at a quickly growing startup in the app advertising industry writing backend Scala code, tons of SQL, and even working a bit on a React/Redux front end.
I'm currently a software developer at Rogue Pod doing consulting work for a variety of businesses working with Ruby on Rails backends serving both React/Redux front ends, as well as React Native mobile applications. If you need a mobile or web solution, please do get in touch, as we are able to help businesses small and large, funded or revenue based build powerful, modern web applications and apps.
I absolutely love the tech scene and try my best to keep of with the hottest trends, gadgets, and happenings in the tech community. I frequent the Denver Ruby and Scala meetups, as well as participating in other Galvanize and tech community events.