I am a computer programmer who has been developing and maintaining native
and web applications since 2018. I have also been providing systems
administration services and technical mentoring since 2016. I aim to
create simple, performant, and well-documented software that solves real
problems with no surprises.
am also familiar with Java, PHP, C, C++, TypeScript, and PowerShell. I
have used a variety of frameworks and libraries, as well as a myriad of
web servers, databases, and "DevOps" toolkits.
Build performant, correct applications and services with a focus on
automating manual labor and making architects'/operators' lives easier.
Contribute to internal and client-facing front-end software that is
simple and easy to use.
Integrating with organizational build chains and DevOps pipelines for
deployments with zero surprises.
Architect and arrange physical machines and the servers that run on them
for minimal downtime and secure, speedy operation.
Administer container orchestration clusters with dozens of
"micro-services" that need to communicate together to achieve a common
goal. Apply zero-downtime upgrade practices as well as high-availability
horizontal replica scaling for high-use applications.
Self-host a variety of tools, applications, and web servers for the
purpose of learning and ownership of digital property.
Technical Mentoring, Leadership
Transfer knowledge and skills in a practical, enjoyable fashion in
language that is [hopefully] easy to comprehend.
Take a senior role in directing a flourishing new team of developers to
get started quickly and achieve a state of production in little time.
Co-host informal lectures and "lunch and learns" on a variety of topics,
especially but not limited to computing.
Automatic Data Processing | Application Developer | June 2018 to
Authored Altruistic Angelshark, an Avaya Communication
Manager automation daemon, to ease friction caused by existing,
interactive, and fragile tools and processes. This tool was used to
save the company rougly half a million dollars per year by enabling
unused license cleanup with little operator input. It was deemed
appropriately useful to release as free and open source software. It
was written in Rust and operates over the SSH2 library using an
undocumented Avaya protocol.
Co-authored an authentication/authorization API to specifically
serve the needs of our team. This software interacted with Active
Directory over LDAP, presented users with JSON Web Tokens, and was
reworked be used as a reverse proxy in front of our container
On-boarded and mentored team of six developers on organization
DevOps technology and practices. This included configuring and
knowledge-sharing a Jenkins CICD pipeline, local Docker Trusted
Registry, and IBM Cloud Private flavor of Kubernetes. This also
consisted of informal lectures on concepts such as continuous
deployment and delivery, the "12-factor" methodology, and
For multiple years in a row I offered my services for on-site
training of new college hires. My responsibilities included
mentoring and knowledge sharing for typical industry tools,
languages, and frameworks, as well as the inner workings of the
company. Classes typically consisted of 20-30 new employees.
Freelance | Web Application Designer & Developer | Jul. 2019 to
Built a from-scratch art studio storefront to exactly fit the
customer's specifications. Site is a mobile-friendly art gallery
with a cart and checkout system. I used Rust and Vue JS for the
majority of this project. Functionality was delivered ahead of
schedule and I was able to quickly compensate for shifting
Built and maintained a variety of static sites.
The College of William and Mary | Technology Support Specialist | Feb.
2015 to May 2018
Worked directly with customers to diagnose issues and install and
configure software. Interactions were in-person and over the phone.
Responsibilities also included performing basic repairs to
Maintained three to four public access labs at a time during the
Summer months, each with 20-30 machines.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and graduated from the
College of William and Mary in May of 2018. While there, I participated in
several group software development projects such as hybrid Android
application testing and presided over the campus Game Design Club.
I wrote my first program on a TI-84 in BASIC to help finish my high school
math homework faster. I quickly transitioned to building more complicated
programs but have continued to enjoy finding the smallest amount of code
to solve a problem quickly, correctly, and securely.
I grew up in and still call Hampton Roads, Virginia my home. In my spare
time I drive and maintain a classic car, a 1953 Hudson Hornet. I enjoy
travelling and being at home with my wife and cocker spaniel. I also
self-host a web server in a closet in my home.