Designer, Coder, Community Builder
Fusing a design background with years of software development experience, I've helped both early-stage and established companies solve problems and turn ideas into reality. My roles tend to involve full-stack web development with a smattering of user experience and product design. In my ideal workflows, I'm quickly creating prototypes, iterating and refining them, then refactoring to produce clean, well-tested, production-ready work. I'm particularly fond of maps, data visualization, and bright colors.
Elemental makes high-speed video encoding, transcoding, and packaging software, delivered to enterprise customers as physical or virtualized Linux appliances. I worked on the team responsible for the user interface and APIs of these appliances and for products used to manage clusters of encoders.
Byngo built a platform for running games around real-world activities, initially focused on promoting sustainability on educational and corporate campuses through a partnership with an energy-monitoring company. This company eventually acquired Byngo.
Paydici developed billing and payment systems for property managers and HOAs, integrating online payments with paper billing and check processing.
AboutUs provided a wiki page for every domain name on the internet. I contracted on-site for three months working on UX design and Rails development projects.
Started and ran a small design and development studio, specializing in branding and interactive work. Worked with a variety of businesses on complete branding packages and with startups and nonprofits on web application development.
Co-founded a 501(c)(3) organization to produce peer-driven technology events in Portland, Oregon. Stumptown Syndicate produces Open Source Bridge, Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, WhereCampPDX, and other occasional activities. I've also worked to automate configuration of Stumptown Syndicate's servers using Chef.
Open Source Bridge is a volunteer-run conference for open source citizens. Its content focuses on bringing people together across multiple platforms, languages and technologies. My role as co-chair includes fundraising, sponsor relations, content selection, and general oversight of the conference, including a yearly budget of roughly $70,000. I've worked on the conference since its inception and designed its logo along with many other bits of collateral.
Calagator was started in 2008 as Portland's technology calendar and has become the de facto place to find user group meetings and other tech-related events on any given night. It's also an open source project, allowing anyone to create a calendar around their own community.
ePDX is a directory of the people, companies, groups, and projects that make up Portland's tech community. Its open-source codebase, dubbed Citizenry, has been used to build similar directories in other cities across the globe.
WhereCamps are unconferences at the intersection of geography, technology, design, and culture. Portland's WhereCamp is now in its eighth year.