Professional

I work at Microsoft developing Microsoft Office on Apple devices using Python, Objective-C, C++, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Mobile applications rock. I love Terminal and Bash, and I’m a huge fan of Git.

Before that I helped architect, build, and design: iOS applications; ASP.NET MVC applications using C#, Razor, HTML5 and Javascript; bash scripts; web service layers; and I flirted with mobile web frameworks like Sencha. I have patented ideas and integrated with social frameworks such as Twitter and Facebook.

Going back further, I worked with Flex, Java, and Maven to build everything from kiosk software to ui frameworks.

And even further back, I spent my time exploring PHP, C++, Java, HTML, CSS Javascript, and Illustrator, and going to University.

Personal

I love my family most. My wife can be found selling hand-made quiet books on her Etsy store Birdie And Buttons. My oldest daughter is very busy learning to swim and my younger one is often following my oldest around.

I play as much soccer as possible when not playing board games. Many of my favorite board games have strong investing mechanics: 18XX, Age of Steam, Hansa Teutonica, and Imperial, and can take longer than 3 hours to play.

I spend some of my time writing poetry.

Seattle is my home. I enjoy many outdoor activities: longboarding, mountain biking, camping, snowshoeing, and snowboarding - I prefer snowshoeing to the others. I do not own a television, I find thought games like the dollar auction fun, and there is little better than a good IPA.

Site

The content of this site is written in Markdown and built with Jekyll using a custom theme I created based on HTML5 Boilerplate. I am using Bootstrap and Normalize to implement a mobile first design. The source and theme for this site can be found on GitHub, and the site is hosted on GitHub Pages.

In addition to Jekyll, Markdown, and all the cool HTML and CSS tech, I am using YAML, Liquid, and Rouge either as a plugin for, or as a dependency of, Jekyll.

Thanks.