About Me

I’m a recent graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. I was introduced to the Wonderful World of Programming™ through C++ at the ripe age of 13 and haven’t looked back since. As I made my way through high school I became very involved in the developing ecosystem of iOS jailbreaking, unlocking, unofficial app stores, etc – all back when Apple was still pushing mobile web apps, before the creation of the App Store we all know and love. I had the opportunity to take formal VB.NET classes near the end of high school and quickly devoured the course material before taking on the role of an impromptu TA and working on personal projects in my extra time.

I’ve continued to hone my programming skills throughout college via classes, summer internships and the myriad of personal projects I have on my plate at any given time. I’m primarily a desktop/mobile application developer though I’ve had some experience with various web technologies including HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and MySQL. I’m most comfortable with XCode’s Objective-C though I’ve recently become infatuated with Swift. I also have plenty of experience using .NET’s Visual Basic or C#, C++ either with or without the .NET framework, Python (favorite scripting language) and Java. I’ve also had introductions and varying levels of experience with a handful of other languages and tools but I won’t bore you with the full list.

In an abstract sense my primary interest lies in the interfacing of embedded devices. There is a rapidly growing emergence of technological solutions that, rather than replace our existing technology, augment it. Some obvious examples are the Nest thermostat (integrating with existing heating setups), digital menus at restaurants (integrating with the existing POS system) and even medical records which are still being digitized for new systems in some organizations (workflow modification and integration with existing databases). This type of development has created a demand for developers who can rapidly adapt to new technologies and think outside the box when designing technical solutions. A strong work ethic and passionate drive for programming don’t hurt either.

I’m currently working for Transfinder as a mobile developer. If you’d like to see some of my personal projects, take a gander at my GitHub. If you’re interested in a more analytical look at my experience and talents feel free to download my resume: 

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