Extended Project List
I have a wealth of experience in developing apps for the web and a passion for solving problems through collaboration. I have the skills to lead productive teams.
Lead Software Engineer, Newsbound : 2012-current
http://newsbound.com | http://stacker.cc/features
I am a Lead Software Engineer with Newsbound, a company with a mission to enable the telling of engaging stories in the tradition of long-form journalism. We're developing our flagship product, Stacker - a platform and authoring tool for visual storytelling, used by organizations such as the Gates Foundation, the ACLU, and the Harvard Business Review - to break down substantive topics into a captivating format.
I run an agile engineering process in support of our lean product team.
I write code, guide technical direction, recruit and hire engineers, and mentor through pair programming, reviews, and one-on-ones.
Technologies and practices:
- Node.js / Express / MongoDB / Socket.io
- AngularJS / Jade
- Grunt / Karma / Jasmine / CircleCI / Heroku
- Integrations with Dropbox, AWS, Fastly CDN
- Agile process, pairing, TDD, CI, CD
Full-Stack Developer, Eggs : 2009-2012
I developed Eggs, an open-source e-commerce system in Ruby on Rails for poultry and cattle farms to manage their CSA programs. It was acquired by Good Eggs in 2012. More about the process of building Eggs here.
Software Developer, Flash and OpenLaszlo : 1999-2012
As a consultant, I honed the skills of both programming and product development, including sales, gathering requirements, client communication, project management, and delivery.
Consultant, Flash and OpenLaszlo development : 1999-2012
As a consultant, I honed the skills of both programming and the full gamut of product development, including sales, gathering requirements, client communication, project management, and delivery.
Through building dozens of rich internet apps before such a thing was possible in HTML, I developed an extensive understanding of not only implementation, but also the UX considerations in these early "single page apps".
CafePress Groups / CafePress Universal Designer
Initially envisioned as a port of a previous interactive t-shirt designer,
we brainstormed, prototyped, and deployed a new venture within CafePress
using OpenLaszlo and Ruby on Rails. I developed an application which
allows users to design hundreds of different custom products online
without the need for technical design application skills such as Photoshop, which
has been deployed as CafePress's main Designer application.
- Developed for complex, single-page user interactions
- Built with SVG as communication layer between app and rendering engine
San Francisco, California | Fall, 2008 - Fall, 2010
Open Laszlo Developer
Genome - Custom E-Learning Template System
I wrote an implementation in OpenLaszlo of Noggin's template system used for
rapid development of their award-winning E-Learning applications. It was deployed for
multiple clients including McDonalds, and supported multiple languages
and countless training modules.
Chicago, IL / San Francisco, CA | Spring, 2007 - Spring, 2008
Lead Laszlo Programmer
Read Now Power Up Portal
Using the OpenLaszlo platform and the LZX language, I helped develop a fun Rich Internet
Portal to tie together the many elements of a well-respected educational company's
at-risk middle-school reader program. Students use the application to see their current
program books, track their progress, launch digital books, choose and launch quizzes
and tests, and customize their personal virtual space.
- Interfaced with a Google Appliance Server via a REST API
- Implemented paged results to handle the 1000+ of returned results
- Utilized both server and client-side filtering of large result sets
San Mateo, California | Summer 2005 - Winter 2005
Lead Laszlo Programmer
Summer Reading Program
Working with Laszlo's Studios division, I developed a child-oriented
application for kids enrolled in Renaissance Learning's Summer Reading program to
find new books, maintain a reading list, and track their progress. Many elements
were able to transfer to their subsequent projects, saving significant time and cost.
San Mateo, California | Spring 2005 - Summer 2005
I joined the Laszlo team to work on the client side of
Laszlo Mail, a Rich Web Mail application, developed in LZX and the OpenLaszlo platform.
I worked on the "Contact List" and other components.
San Mateo, California | Fall 2004 - Spring 2005
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment / Screenblast
Lead Flash Engineer
Using Flash MX and Flash Remoting for Java, I designed
and implemented the architecture for a flexible and robust
media-sharing application for use in Sony Screenblast (2.0) and
throughout Sony as a media publishing platform.
- Utilized Object-Oriented principles of software design to maximize reusability and
- Created custom UI and functional components for internal and external reuse
- Designed a flexible server communication structure with asynchronous event handling
and local data caching
Los Angeles, California |
Fall 2002 - Summer 2003
Imaging Framework and Application
Moviso Mobile Image Composer
With ActionScript 2.0, I created a flexible Imaging Framework
for use in an application to allow users to send custom images
to mobile phones. The end result was an easy to use, PaintShop-like
tool that output true SVG for transformation on the server to any
desired format. Used design patterns to simplify architecture of
SVG output generation and undo/redo functionality.
San Francisco, California | Fall/Winter 2003
Using PHP, MYSQL, and AMFPHP (an open-source Flash Remoting alternative)
I built the server-side to a high-profile stock photography site,
including an advanced custom search tool.
San Francisco, California | Fall 2003
Worked with enterprise-solution company Carbon Five to
develop an XML-based Marketing Calendar application for Charles
Schwab's marketing groups. Created Flash MX-style UI
components in Flash 5, and later updated for Flash MX.
Contact for demo login information.
San Francisco, California | Spring 2002
I helped Surfline streamline their out-of-control DHTML navigation by moving
it to an XML-based Flash system that was easy to update, saved on bandwidth
costs, and exceeded usability requirements.
San Francisco, California | Summer, 2003
MOXI Media Center
Developed Flash interface for MOXI's interactive TV
Programmed MP3 player/jukebox, DVD menus, and designed
a flexible, reusable architecture for management of interface elements.
Palo Alto, California | Winter 2000
Sawyer Media /
Programmed data-driven internal broadband portal with Flash 5 and XML, using
custom UI components. Built a lightweight PHP/XML content
management tool for the portal's backend system.
San Francisco, California | Winter 2001 - Spring 2002
Idea Integration /
Making Sense of Modern Art
The Anderson Collection
Provided Flash programming and consulting for Idea and
the SFMOMA on innovative project which allows the museum to publish
new web or offline exhibition presentations with external media and
configuration. Developed flexible interactive templates.
Also conducted hands-on training sessions on ActionScript
San Francisco, California | Fall 2000
Built interactive and multi-use training application for cutting-edge
computer based training company and the State of California.
San Francisco, California | Summer / Fall 2001
Developed educational games in Flash for this London-based e-learning company. Also
programmed a points/money system for the game's virtual world.
London, UK | Spring 2001
010101: Art in Technological Times
Consulted on ASP/XML driven visually-threaded message board for this multi
award-winning website, which was part of the museum's revolutionary
Art in Technological Times exhibition. Also conducted hands-on
training sessions on Flash development and
San Francisco, California | Winter 2000
Programmed Orange Design
website. Presented with Fred Sharples, president, at Flash
Forward conference, showcasing the company's site and speaking about
modular object-oriented programming principles in flash 4.
San Francisco, California | Summer / Fall 2000
Taught Flash Actionscript classes for masters degree students. Developed curriculum and
assignments. Worked with individual students through the Directed Study program.
San Francisco, California | Spring 2002 - Spring 2004
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