I love making things that make the world better.
I've been programming for 20+ years, and am a full-stack developer in the broadest possible sense. Front-end, back-end, everything from UX to system architecture, I've done it all over the years, and I'm pretty decent at all of it. I've also led and grown teams across a wide variety of contexts: small bootstrapped startups, established firms, academia, and large governmental organizations.
I am deeply passionate about understanding the user, figuring out their journey, and how what we're building can make their day, month, and life better. But most of all, I just love getting things done. I love jumping in, knocking tasks out quickly and done right the first time. I'm experienced managing projects from small to year-long mammoths, and good at scoping, understanding the business needs, and making tradeoffs to get things shipped.
I'm looking for interesting problems and smart, smart people to work with. I want to learn things and teach things, but most of all - make things. Good things. Things that make some human somewhere really happy.
It might be that my next place is with you. Let's talk, and find out!
I've been lucky to found, work at, and work with some amazing companies. Most recently, that's:
I've also led medical research, founded a handful of companies, written a book, and given a TEDx talk. Weirdly, my degree is in Environmental Engineering from Cornell. Another lifetime ago, I wrote the International Ethobotany Database, after two summers in Perú interviewing shamans. It's been an interesting ride.
I've created over a dozen open-source libraries, including some fairly popular ones. Here are some favorites, and my github:
I'm a United States citizen, and also have permanent residency in New Zealand, and can accept contracts in both places. More generally, I'm generally a digital nomad, and I strongly prefer remote work at this point in my life.
I'm looking for interesting problems and smart, smart people to work with. I want to learn things and teach things, and most of all - make things. Good things. Things that make some human somewhere really happy. It might be that my next place is with you. Let's talk, and find out!
My email is [email protected] and my phone numbers are +64 027 282 0070 or +1 607 262 0880. I look forward to talking with you.