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I have built dashboards for a popular(Alexa <500) website as well as a hedge fund using d3.js, Backbone.js and HighStocks. I use a framework that I have developed for creating modular and reusable charts with d3.js. I also collect data and build visualizations for topics of personal interest on this blog. Most are responsive and many are unorthodox visualization types - I understand building visualizations down to the SVG level. Tufte's books are my coffee table books.Read More
I was fortunate enough to be able to take a Ruby, and later a Rails, class in college. This was back in the days of Rails 2.0 and Ruby 1.8(back when hashes were ugly and Merb was a thing...). Since then, I've used it for countless side projects and have worked with one of the most visited and largest Rails applications. I like Ruby because the syntax is very elegant and expressive. I like Rails because of the community, gems and it's close integration with testing and TDD. With Ruby on Rails, I can build web applications faster and know they are tested and easy to iterate upon.Read More
I studied a mixture of computer science and electrical engineering and learned that I'm much more interested in software and that software is what makes computers awesome! Although, I really did enjoy the math and physics classes that were required for EE. I went through copious amounts of engineering paper. I was involved in the entrepreneurship community at Cal Poly. I worked at the Cal Poly Data Warehouse and at the front desk for the School of Education. I also took a few wine and viticulture classes, went country line dancing on a regular basis and watched almost every soccer game.
I worked with a small(~4 person) startup called Opzi(YC) developing real time collaboration tools similar to Google Docs. Although the product wasn't a commercial success, I got to work with an awesome stack(node.js, Rails, MongoDB, Redis) and realized that I like the startup environment. I was onsite for a summer, then worked remote for Opzi. I interned with a larger YC company, Scribd and worked on building metrics dashboards with D3.js and rewrote much of their Android app. During and after college, I worked with an awesome design firm for a variety of eCommerce clients and like to think that my design skills have gotten better.
I took an iOS class and developed a social, mobile version of the party game 'Telephone-Pictionary'. I've also developed an iOS app for musicians to reference with chords, scales, etc... because I personally wanted that app. I worked on the Scribd Android app and greatly improved the number of downloads and ratings with my improvements. I worked with a company called Mentor eData on an Android application that tracks driving data to measure safety.
When I'm off my computer, I like road biking around San Luis Obispo, noodling on my guitar and
long walks on the beach. I have an evergrowing record collection and like seeing shows. I also like tinkering with electronics, designing and building guitar amplifiers and effects and 3D printing. I've documented some of my adventures on Instagram.
My family currently grows almonds and used to grow apricots and plums in Madera, Merced and Fresno Counties of California's Central Valley. Between projects and during harvest time, I usually help out by either sitting on a tractor or working on equipment. We proudly grow for Blue Diamond. Working outside is a nice change of pace from web development; I think I'm working the oldest(farming) and newest(web dev) jobs.