I'm a in Little Rock, Arkansas.
I've been making the web an awesome place for over eighteen years.
I believe that the secret to my continued success is my passion for learning.
It's important to choose the right tool for the job, and I'm not afraid to pick up something new if it means producing a better product. I'd rather learn to use a screw driver than use my favorite hammer on some screws.
I lead a team of eight developers on the award winning personal digital assistant platform Gov2Go.
I designed and developed a variety of SaaS applications to enable state agencies to better serve their constituents without paying for custom time and materials work.
I was also a key player in the development of a multiplatform, multistate personal digital assistant application called Gov2Go.
As part of a small team, I created one off custom solutions for disaster management, as well as a SaaS application designed to digitize the National Incident Management System.
In 2012, I was awarded CTEH's Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.
I came back to Aristotle to lead their largest development team through a variety of web, iOS and Android projects.
Clients included numerous convention and visitors bureaus and state government agencies.
I also developed an iOS app for Arkansas State Parks that won the Web Marketing Association's Best General Interest Mobile Application for 2011.
I lead a small team that designed and developed software for the world's largest private militaria museum. We created complex inventory and research management tools, as well as a public facing website that exposed all of the center's research.
I also oversaw the design and production of our first book.
After presenting at the Boston Ruby Group, I was fortunate enough to meet the people responsible for the Harvard Extension School's Ruby on Rails course. In 2009, I was invited to be a teaching fellow and was one of four people responsible for teaching the class.
I was the senior developer on a small team attempting to use complex full text search to create an innovative business to business tool.
I developed web applications in Classic ASP, PHP and ASP.NET (C#)--first as a floating developer, but eventually as part of Aristotle's first specialized programming team. Regular clients ranged from the Albuquerque Convention and Visitor's Bureau to Elvis Presley Enterprises.
I spent the better part of three years freelancing with a heavy focus on LAMP. During this time, I developed the mobile version of the early social network PixPulse and laid the ground work for their video conversion software.
In 2002, I decided to try running my own ecommerce business. I built a PHP and MySQL based solution that eased both my own efforts inputting products and my user's efforts to find what they needed when presented with a daunting number of options.
As the sole developer, I created a variety of applications in both Classic ASP and PHP. This included internal utilities for project management and tracking client interaction, as well as public facing sites for local businesses.
I developed and maintained a variety of web applications for local businesses including Flag and Banner.