Writing code is a craft
Who is this guy?
Programming is a craft to be appreciated not only for the end product, but for the code itself. There's a strong tie between the elegance, thoughtfulness, and simplicity of a codebase and its correctness, performance, and ability to handle change.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Computer Science and Management Information Systems, my professional career started at a consulting firm in Dallas, TX (Credera). From there, I joined a startup (Broadleaf Commerce) as a day-one engineer. These two jobs gave me great insight into not only how to deliver robust and scalable applications, but also the actual process of solving business problems through technology.
After that, I worked with Node, React, Kafka, Elasticsearch, and Aurora as the lead engineer at a startup, MVPindex. My time was split between architecting/developing an asynchronous message processing and indexing system and API, managing the devops infrastructure (AWS, Docker, GitLab), and supporting the rest of the team.
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 front-end and back-end engineering, I'm very comfortable with devops, project management, and leading a development team.