Skills

  • Ruby on Rails
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Sass
  • jQuery
  • git
  • rSpec
  • Cucumber
  • Heroku
  • GitHub
  • Agile Methodology
  • User Experience

Experience

Software Developer / Owner

Red Bit Blue Bit, LLC August 2006 - present
  • Ran my own business including development, marketing, sales, and administration
  • Worked with startups to build software for their MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
  • Estimated software development effort and coordinated the work of developers
  • Gathered requirements
  • Designed screen layouts, navigation and user interfaces

Technical Cofounder

FinalScope May 2012 - June 2014
  • Developed software for bidding in the construction industry
  • Designed screen layouts, navigation and user interfaces
  • Tested code to ensure software quality

Lead Design Architect

Avastone Technologies, LLC October 2002 - August 2006
  • Developed software for client projects
  • Championed the use of new technologies to build software faster, better and cheaper
  • Designed large software systems
  • Led project teams
  • Interacted directly with external clients to identify software solutions
  • Tested code to ensure software quality

Consultant

Stratagem, Inc. September 1999 - October 2002
  • Developed software for client projects
  • Led internal software development initiatives
  • Design and built reusable business components
  • Improved distributed staff communication by building an employee intranet
  • Worked with users to refactor software using an agile development approach

Business Systems Analyst

Auto Glass Specialists, Inc. August 1995 - September 1999
  • Designed and led the development of three division websites
  • Re-engineered the company-wide point of service application
  • Coordinated the activities of project stakeholders and third party software developers
  • Worked with a team of Business System Analysts to cover functional business priorities
  • Supervised software developers working on PC- and mainframe-based applications
  • Reported activities to senior management

Education

B.S. Business Administration

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 1990 - 1995

Emphasis in Management Information Systems with a Computer Science Minor

Projects

Typehammer Podcast

http://typehammer.com April 2015 - present
  • Cohost of this weekly podcast.
  • Typehammer is a podcast for writers looking to use technology to power their writing. Hosted by three software techies with a passion for writing; they cover recent news, interesting reads, the craft of writing, and the latest in tech tools and tips.

Elsewhere

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