Really excited to be launching the redesigned PetPlum today. You can check it out at https://petplum.com/. I spent the last few weeks rethinking much of how the service behaved, and rebuilding a good chunk of the front end to offer a better, faster experience. I'm excited to see what people think about it.
The Yahoo User Interface library (YUI) has been in use at Yahoo since 2005, and was first announced to the public on February 13, 2006. Although it has evolved tremendously since that time, YUI has always served the same overarching purpose of providing a comprehensive toolkit to make it easier for developers to create rich web applications. As such, YUI is an important part of Yahoo’s history: millions of lines of code relying on YUI have been w...
" She is just a DNA donor, as far as I am concerned." It's nice to read somebody else take up that sentiment.
I was adopted as a pair: I came with a slightly younger sister. She eventually tracked down our egg donor a few years ago: I have not met this woman. I have no desire to. My sister was actually shocked when I expressed offense that she'd shared my personal information with this stranger.
The death of my father (the amazing man who adopted me as a toddler) was one of the most difficult things I've ever been through. Paternity was raising me. Teaching me. And breaking my heart with his absence.
Co-founder, 2014 - present
EverPlum specializes in building highly contextual social networking tools.
Senior Developer, 2011 - 2014
Ushahidi is a non-profit technology group that develops open source software an services for humanitarian causes, citizen journalism, and other uses. I contribute to the development of the core platform product, and help oversee our SaaS Crowdmap offering. I also built and maintain our single-sign on infrastructure.
High Voltage Software
Game Designer, 2010
I contributed to level design, mechanics and scripting for The Grinder and Conduit 2, commercial video games for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii respectively. Developed improvements for in-house tools related to proprietary Quantum3 game engine.
News Editor, 2004
Macro Island Sun Times
Technology Columnist, 2001
News Editor, 2001
Lead Developer, 1996
Chicago, IL - Louisville, KY - Marco Island, FL - Ballydehob, County Cork, Ireland
I'm co-founder and lead engineer at EverPlum, a startup that focuses on building highly accessible social networking tools. Previously I was Senior Developer at Ushahidi, a non-profit technology group that builds open source tools and services for humanitarian causes.
I spend a lot of my time building and hacking on APIs and gadgets, and I'm always trying to learn new things.
I'm also a former video game designer, and have a few titles out on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. I still dabble in game development as a hobby. I mostly play RTS, JRPGs and MMOs.