I am a software developer residing in
the Denver, CO
area. I currently work mostly on backend APIs and services
supporting high-traffic websites, and the tooling necessary to
operate them in the cloud. Over the years I've also done web
UI work, ETL/data processing, data visualization, build/deploy
tooling, and more.
realestate.com.au is the largest real estate website in
Australia. I worked with a small team to focus on
improving the map search user experience of
property.com.au, the no-frills version of the site.
Through careful attention to corner cases and a relentless
focus on perfomance, we were able to go from a confusing
& frustrating UX to one I'm quite proud of.
EventBot is a personal project that allows users
to create Google
Calendar events by sending an email to their own
personal EventBot address. Written in Python & deployed
App Engine. I've learned a lot about scalability by
using the loosely-coupled architecture that App Engine
encourages. I've also used EventBot as an opportunity to
hone my skills at zero-friction testing and deployment.
Directory site for the largest Internet Yellow
Pages company in the Netherlands, with over 6.9
million monthly unique visitors. With colleagues
Matters, I implemented cross-browser UI for
everything from basic pages to interactive
operations team to debug and resolve production
issues, and took the lead in
implementing performance improvements, including
caching, to greatly reduce hardware requirements
and speed up the site for end users.