Bringing great user experiences from conception to code to clients is my bread and butter. Web development to me means a commitment to successfully balance rapid development, client satisfaction and future maintainability and scalability. I focus on writing clean, human readable and well documented code.
I study modern web development techniques and always strive to stay up to date with quickly changing technologies. Everything I build is responsive, cross browser tested and built for speed. I use SVN and Git for version control. I use Sublime Text for my main text editor, but I also like Vi. I have worked with Windows, Macs and Linux.
Lately I have been working hard learning Node, Angular and React. I view programming like playing a musical instrument - to really improve your chops, you've got to sweat a bit and work hard at it every day. The blood and tears pay off in those moments when you can finally understand someone's code that was previously just jibberish to you or when you realize you're writing code that you could never write before.
I have worked for both small and large companies - S Collective, uShip and BancVue. In those years I did a lot of front end tech work. In the past year, I've been taking prerequisite courses for a software engineering masters at Texas State University. This semester I'm taking calculus 2 and databases. Next semester I'm taking compilers, unix, computer architecture and discrete math.
When I'm not working on my coding chops, I love hiking Austin trails, going to electronic music shows, reading, running and spending time with my girlfriend, her dog and my family.