623-252-3664, [email protected]
My mother sent me to this planet to learn, teach and build great products.
I am a web developer, technologist, sometime entrepreneur, evangelist, teacher and student who has worked in some form of technology role for 16 years. I have significant domain expertise in News Media, Hosting and E-Commerce.
I have been employed as a team leader, a manager and a director of various teams and companies.
I have spent a significant proportion of my career as a contractor or consultant, helping me to quickly become effective within new situations.
Early in my career, I was a systems administrator, giving me a greater understanding of how production systems and architecture work.
I am a polyglot programmer who has worked with many different languages and technologies and can learn others very quickly. The language with which I have most expertise is Python and most of my programming experience has been as a “full stack” web developer.
I aspire to follow the agile manifesto and like to help other people learn to do the same.
I'd like to work in a team that follows the Core Protocols or uses other similar methods to help people share their ideas, desires and motivations.
I am eligible to work in either the EU via my British citizenship or the US via my permanent resident status without sponsorship.
I’m seeking a role building great products with great people, either in a team within a big company looking to modernise their practises or a startup environment. I'd like to work with people who have both something to teach me and something to learn from me. I'm happy to be a leader or a follower, as long as I’m always learning and I have an opportunity to voice my opinions!
April 2014 - Present
Working on an as-yet unreleased new product.
July 2011 - October 2012, April 2014 - present
We’re creating the best resource to gather information on choosing the right place to hunt for hunters across the US. Like any small business co-founder, I am responsible for anything to do with making that happen.
August 2013 - April 2014
At Scott's Marketplace I was responsible for leading a team of developers to launch an e-commerce marketplace, built in Python and Django.
June 2010 - January 2014
At ASU, I worked with the New Media Innovation Lab, the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism and the News21 initiative. I built web and native mobile products and prototypes, maintained existing products, taught journalism students about technology and programming and led teams of Computer Science students to create products.
January 2013 - August 2013
I led development of a magazine website rebuild and redesign. I also worked on various python, django and flask applications to provide new features for Earth911's clients and improve the user experience for internal users.
2008 - 2010
At the Media Standards Trust, I co-authored the hNews and rel-principles microformats standards, and evangelised their use among news organisations. I also organised the News Innovation London conference.
2007 - 2010
I created a popular Twitter favourites aggregator and analytics tool using Python and Django.
2005 - 2010
Over five years, I worked on many interesting projects, including:
2004 - 2005
Recruited, helped to set up and lead a new web department at a business to business publisher.
2003 - 2004
Led development and systems administration for a small but perfectly formed bilingual English/Chinese web development company.
2002 - 2003
I worked for a year building and maintaining moderately large UNIX systems for an outsourcing and hosting provider.
1998 - 2002
The start of my IT career, I began as desktop support, and during my first 4 years at the company (which I later returned to), I was promoted several times to become network manager, whilst learning UNIX/Linux and gaining Cisco certifications.