In the remaining time I am actively involved in the Chicago tech meetup community, contributing to open source projects, authoring online training material, talking about product development, and volunteering for The All-Stars Project, Development School for Youth as a Program Associate. Additionally, I am interested in participating in, and discussing hackathons & overnight website challenges.
For the better part of 2015 I was lending a helping hand to a few early and growth stage startups in Chicago; improving product development processes, recruiting and building product teams, and adding technical vision to strategic conversations.
In the previous chapter of my life, I was redefining the textbook industry for both students and publishers at Packback as the Head of Engineering. I’ve left them in good hands.
My personal projects are typically composed of one or more of these frameworks, tools, and technologies:
- Laravel - an open source PHP framework.
- Ruby on Rails - an open source Ruby framework.
- Foundation & Bootstrap - frameworks to develop front-end code faster and better.
- Codeship - powerful continuous integration and delivery.
- Envoyer - no downtime deployment of php applications.
- Forge - easy server configuration and management of applications tuned for php.
- Trello - a simple tool for organizing any project.
- DigitalOcean - simple cloud hosting, built for developers.
- Twilio - a fun platform for adding SMS and telephony functionality to web applications.
- Pusher - a service that provides API support to leverage HTML5 WebSockets and make web applications respond in realtime.
You may contact me at email@example.com.