Writing code is a craft

Who is this guy?

I'm a full-stack developer living in Dallas, TX that loves working with modern, functional JS. Projects like Node.JS, React, and Redux have brought about some big leaps in web development, and I'm really excited to see what the future holds.

Programming as a craft to be appreciated not only for the end product, but for the code itself. There's a strong tie between the elegance and simplicity of a codebase and its correctness, performance, and ability to handle change.

The day to day

I'm currently working with Node v6 (ES2017), Docker, Kafka, Elasticsearch, and Aurora as the lead engineer at a startup, MVPindex. Most of my work is in asynchronous message processing and indexing, but I also handle our devops utilizing CircleCI, Docker, and AWS.

Past experience

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Computer Science and Management Information Systems, my professional career started at a boutique consulting firm in Dallas, TX (Credera). Afterwards, I joined a startup (Broadleaf Commerce) as one of the core engineers. These two jobs gave me great insight not only into how to deliver robust and scalable applications, but also the actual process of solving business problems through technology.

I’ve architected and built systems ranging from small, single-purpose Ruby apps to multi-server eCommerce websites for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to engineering, I'm very comfortable with performing devops, project management, and lead developer roles.

As a freelancer, I get the opportunity to pick projects that utilize technologies I'm interested in. I love Javascript and try to work with React and Node.js as much as possible, but I've used various different libraries and languages across both the backend and frontend.