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Evan Sims
Works at EverPlum
Attended University of Advancing Technology
Lives in Champaign, IL
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Realized I hadn't really shown my home office since I got my new standing desk and drafting chair. Workspace nirvana. I love seeing how people setup their workspaces; what's yours like?
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if you were a vegetable you'd be a cutecumber
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The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is free on the Google Play Store today. :)
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yaaaaassssssssssss ;) <3<3<3
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i like it
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Current status: SLEEPCON 1
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That is awesome!!!!!!
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DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine that skyrocketed in size following mass-surveillance leaks, will soon be completely redesigned. According to a blog post from DuckDuckGo chief executive ...
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The Federal Communications Commission is in a bind over net neutrality. Idealistic, nonprofit browser maker Mozilla thinks it has a way to get out of it, by defining a new class of communications s...
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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.
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+Chris Harrison Thanks man! Appreciate that. Lots I still need/want to do, but I'm pretty happy with how it's coming together. Good call on those niggles: I'll get those sorted today.
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Super excited to be launching PetPlum today — It's a fun, simple social network for sharing the pets you love with the world! Please check it out and let me know what you think. :)
PetPlum makes it simple and fun to create stunning pet profiles, capture special moments, and connect with others.
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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...
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i like your profile hook me up on  lisaforyou2010@gmail.com
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Adama understood.

#ferguson   #policebrutality   #militarization  
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deeper than the mariana trench
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With Mother's Day coming up it felt like a good time to write about my thoughts on being adopted. https://medium.com/p/afe8f422cc3e

Spoiler alert: Genetics don't mean squat.
My life as an adopted child, and why it doesn’t matter.
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" 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.
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Don't let the domain name fool you, this is quite an interesting read.
The Heartbleed bug put the spotlight on OpenSSL, the security toolkit used by many of the internet's biggest sites and looked after primarily by two men who've never met in person. For the ...
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This is a really great read
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Work
Occupation
Software Developer
Skills
Design, User Experience, API Design, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB,HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Perl, Python, Lua, C++, Objective C
Employment
  • EverPlum
    Co-founder, 2014 - present
    EverPlum specializes in building highly contextual social networking tools.
  • Ushahidi
    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.
  • Lockergnome
    News Editor, 2004
  • RPGDot.com
    Developer, 2002
  • Macro Island Sun Times
    Technology Columnist, 2001
  • Stratics
    News Editor, 2001
  • PJCC Worldwide
    Lead Developer, 1996
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Champaign, IL
Previously
Chicago, IL - Louisville, KY - Marco Island, FL - Ballydehob, County Cork, Ireland
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Co-founder at EverPlum
Introduction
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.

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  • Entrepreneurs
  • Geeks
  • API Hackers
  • Programmers
  • Web Developers
  • Designers
  • Minimalists
  • Photographers
  • Game Designers
  • Gamers
  • Tea Aficionados
  • Hangouts
  • Google Glass Explorers
Bragging rights
Google Glass Explorer (July 2012)
Education
  • University of Advancing Technology
    Bachelors of Arts — Game Design, 2005 - 2008
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Gender
Male
Birthday
June 27
Relationship
Single