I have over a decade of enterprise level software engineering experience, a healthy desire to learn new technologies, and an appetite to channel my experience into teaching, open source development, and entrepreneurial work. I specialize in scalable, end to end full stack solutions to meet any specific business demands. Lots of jargon but in the end it just means I create software-based solutions for any business.
Agile Software Development
Test Driven Development
The blockchain enables us to unlock otherwise forgotten potential. Now almost anyone can contribute to making the technologies of tomorrow possible without the need for a bloated organization. We now live in an age where collaboration across large distances is possible and where innovation and the wealth that follows can now be owned by everyone instead of a select few. Hash Rebel aims to facilitate the transition to a new way of organizing. We will use the blockchain, AI, IoT, and 3D printing to change the world as we know it. We strive to bring awareness to these technologies so we can help guide them to the benefit of all life. We need the hash rebels of the world to help unblock the path to technological prosperity for all while keeping the people safe and the predators at bay.
A new challenge arises, and I would spend the next few years at an up and coming startup. Working as a full stack developer with a focus on the backend I learned to weave my way through a massive logistic undertaking. We were moving thousands of cars around per month and growing rapidly providing me with lots of opportunities for growth. While at Carvana, I would improve their vehicle search performance by over 10 fold. I would prove out a screaming fast Elastic backed and smart inventory search API. I got to take a deeper dive into the DevOps world and would help to create monitoring tools. I even got to buy a car from a vending machine with a giant coin!
After I started to feel comfortable with embedded software, it was time for a challenge. In comes GoDaddy and my paradigm is switched to backend servers management for a massive eCommerce system. My team was responsible for the processing and management of over 3 billion dollars in revenue per year. I would spend the next five years learning the Microsoft stack, starting with COM+ and IIS and ending with REST services written in C# using .Net. I received SCRUM training, convert to the SCRUM way of life, and fully embrace the servant leader role of SCRUM Master. I would learn how to communicate across teams and would land a few mentoring roles. I even learned the power that being on call can have; nothing motivates you to fix something quicker than a 3am fire alarm.
General Dynamics would be my entry into the wonderfully diverse world of software. I now had a broad set of tools under my belt from university; time to apply them. I would spend the next 5 years immersed in embedded software development and the seeds of senior engineer were planted. During my stay, I would expand my knowledge of embedded ARM based software development using C and C++. I would conquer the complex spider web that is cryptographic communication devices and in the process was show the light in the form of information theory. I got to help design, test and play with hardware. I even got to learn how to read scrolling messages in hex without my eyes glazing over.