I'm a seasoned product guy who loves helping startups capture new ground.
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Here you'll find a collection of my adventures, development and design experimentation and a handful of hobby projects.
Slowly growing a collection of my startup stores, rants, etc.
That question is usually best answered with what I'm working on at the time the quesiton is asked. Currently, I'm situated with an exciting, young startup we've dubbed Wirkn. There I head up the product and engineering team as the company's CPO.
Ten years ago, I stepped foot on UWaterloo campus for the first time. With a graphing calculator in one hand and a Big Gulp in the other. I couldn't have been more excited about my future in Mechanical Engineering.
Little did I know that just one year later I'd be trading my iron ring in for late nights with my trusty MacBook on a beat-up couch, in a colorfully decorated startup office.
Since then I've helped grow, sell and gracefully bring to a close and a number of startup companies across North Ameria.
I invite you to enjoy reading some of my stories and to checkout my hobby projects.
Some of the small projects I've been working on to keep my skills sharp.
Please note, I've used the free tier of Heroku to host many of these sites. They can take up to 30s to load.
With the risk of sounding like a
crotchety old man brilliant engineer, I tend to advocate for the use of 'boring technologies'. Tools that get the job done and don't introduce unnecessary complexities when time is of the essence.
Some of the technologies I love to work with.
Scalable backend applications & my backend framework of choice.
Quick and easy to maintain web application framework.
Web Socket Manager for 'live' websites.
For beautiful, responsive data & charts.
The DOCTYPE of choice for modern websites.
The latest and greatest in Cascading Style Sheets.
CSS Precompiler for CSS with superpowers.
Build system for automating tasks.
My go to for production grade server & image management.
Instant web servers with zero configuraiton required.
In-memory data structure store, great for session management.
Scalable, production ready databases.
Increasingly powerful JSON document store.
Online project hosting using Git.
Build, deploy and automate projects.
Let's get in touch, network, or whatever else it is you do via a contact form.