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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.