I started with web development back at the end of college at West Virginia University when I realized I had no interest in pursuing what I'd majored in, accounting. (Fun fact: I've never once regreted not doing accounting.)
Previously I worked for a few years on the digital-side of political campaigns from local city council races up to Congress – initially with my own company, Blue Peak Digital, and later with Chapel Hill-based New Media Campaigns. Political campaigns are the only other thing I've encountered that match the excitement of startups.
Wanting to try something new, I sold virtually everything I owned back last year, moved out to San Francisco, and joined a startup.
When I'm not coding, I enjoy cycling around San Francisco, reading, and drinking lattes in North Beach.
CTO - (current) Sweeble is a photo and video app for iOS and Android we launched in June. The backend is combination of Node on Parse and Rails on Heroku with PostgreSQL. The web view uses some fun tech like WebSockets and React. Since launch, Sweeble has trended in the App Store on multiple occasions.
CTO - At Bubblews, I handled the tech-side of a website that serves more than 250 million page views and 30 million uniques per month. Bubblews has been featured by Mashable as one of the top ten social networks on the rise with apps like Tinder, Vine, Medium, and Snapchat. During the beginning of 2015 we rebuilt the site from the ground up with Ruby on Rails on PostgreSQL and Redis to better handle growth. Previously it was PHP. Here is an in-depth writeup on everything we did.
I try to push as much code as I can to Github in the hope that someone else will find it useful. Here are some a few of the projects currently up there: