I'm a web developer, both by trade and by hobby, and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Dominican Republic 2006-2008). I'm a mediocre triathlete but an above-average dodgeball player. I enjoy homebrewing and homebrew-drinking. I'm an unapologetic music snob but I'm not too in-your-face about it.
I have over twelve years of experience developing and maintaining web applications for a variety of user audiences.
I've worked with both Windows/Java/Microsoft SQL and Linux/PHP/MySQL stacks, several popular MVC frameworks, content management platforms, code libraries, external APIs, yadda yadda yadda.
I served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Dominican Republic, 2006-2008) where I taught basic, intermediate and advanced computing courses (in Spanish!) to youth and adults in my community and ate copious amounts of boiled plantains.
Working with technology isn't just in my job description. I enjoy problem solving and working to expand my skillset on my own time.
That includes things like spending far too much time setting up a pixel-perfect Conky config, writing a full-blown web application to track and manage my personal expenses, or maintaining the server that hosts this site.
This combination portfolio, blog and sandbox is maintained with a custom, lightweight CMS built atop the Kohana PHP framework. It's hosted on my Debian VPS.