I believe that if we never re-invented the wheel, then we'd all still be bumping around on stone tires. I use my creativity to build new solutions that provide a strategic advantage to my employer and improve the human experience of the user. My ability to adapt to limitations fuels my innovation. I stay practical by making the components of my solutions reusable. If I was creating a better rubber tire tread, I probably wouldn't forge my own steel rim (though I wouldn't be afraid to try if I thought it would make a difference).
Working as a development resource and consultant for clients or as a partner in new business ventures. Roles include: software engineer, front-end web developer, mobile developer, interactive developer, game developer, creative consultant, and product user experience developer.
Worked with lead web documentary developer in adapting radio documentaries for the web. Work included standard web HTML/CSS and design work, as well as photographic and informational research and gaining legal clearances.
Optimized markup of old web documentaries through the application of new CSS techniques and the use of server side includes to separate design from content.
Worked in a small team to develop and maintain websites and web applications for the University's Student Unions and Student Activities Office using PHP and MySQL on a Linux/Apache platform. Wrote libraries and automation tools, and then trained other individuals how to use these items. Assumed minor managerial duties in absence of lead web designer.
Developed web applications to automate student group registration and administration, to automate employment listings and online applications, and to track and view marketing statistics for facilities reservations. Assisted in developing a template based Content Management System deployed during a complete redesign of the Student Union's websites.
Developed a Win32/C++ peer-to-peer MS Windows application. Developed related server software using C and the MySQL API on a FreeBSD platform. Implemented both TCP and UDP socket communication using a proprietary protocol secured with the Blowfish encryption algorithm and MD5 hash algorithm. Produced the website and also license agreements, privacy policies, and other legal documents for product launch.
Worked independently on PHP / MySQL driven web applications for clients while working with a group on a large-scale web mail application. Tested and debugged legacy code and software written by senior developers. Designed new application User Interfaces and improved upon existing interfaces.
Member of the all-volunteer committee that plans and executes the annual Minnesota-based web conference.
Volunteered in the Music and Marketing Departments reviewing music, updating the telephone concert information hotline, and promoting sponsored events. DJ'ed weekly on FM from a studio playing off vinyl, compact disc, MiniDisc, and from MegaSeg.
Video games, music, cooking, beer, travel, art, film, and snorkeling