3 years experience developing e-commerce, social network, and back-office apps with Rails.
Experience writing code from the outside-in using RSpec, Cucumber and Jasmine.
Although primarily a developer, I also have strong interface design skills.
Experience using the latest CSS3 techniques to create pixel-perfect interfaces.
ActiveAdmin is an open source project started by a co-worker (@gregbell) to make the creation of sexy, powerful admin interfaces for Rails apps stupid-easy. My role on ActiveAdmin is designing & building new features, smashing bugs and answering support questions.
BC Liquor Locator is an app built in my spare time to solve a problem had by many British Columbians: finding the closest open liquor store. BC Liquor Locator consists of a native iPhone App, Ruby on Rails back-end, Mechanize scraper, and Backbone.js Mobile App (in beta).
Born and raised in Vancouver, I've always loved designing and building things. My dad is a high school technology / robotics / computer teacher and my mom is an artist, naturally I've ended up somewhere in-between with skills & abilities from both worlds.
Aside from my work I love listening to the Blues, playing my guitar, snowboarding, wakeboarding and traveling to sunny places. I also enjoy working with my hands; so far I've built my own wakeboard, rebuilt a dirtbike engine and plan to one day to build my own guitar.