About Me


Hello! I'm an INTP (apparently) who loves building things online. Being a developer to me is more than just writing code. It's about solving real problems, algorithmically and otherwise.

Nothing gives me more satisfaction than creating a tool that solves a problem for someone in the real world. That's what it's all about. How do we as people make these machines serve a purpose. How we tell our story through code and beyond.

In 2016 I fell into a course that taught basic web skills like HTML and CSS. I was hooked and have lived and breathed it since.

In May 2018, I graduated with high honors from Western Technical College, Wisconsin, with an Associates in Applied Science with a focus on web and software development and design. I have worked in the industry since 2017.

My new passion drove me to pursue more than just what any schooling could provide. Having organised a number of events and starting a meet up group. Aswell as talking to other professionals. I have cemented a hobbie, craft, habit.

Moving away from markup, I balanced college with additional online courses through Udemy, Frontend Masters and the occasional YouTube video, to develop my skills.

This isn't a job for me but a genuine love!


Additional Info


Creative

The corner stone, without being creative how could I come up with anything?

Ambitious

I want to do my best work, always, no exceptions.

Problem Solver

At it's core writing code is solving problems on a micro or macro scale.

Hard Working

I work hard, on a mission to be better, I put in the time to improve my skill set.

Reliable

I respect the time of others. I don't show up late or take unnecessary days off.

Honest

I always seek the truth, good or bad. I believe it's honesty that improves the world around us.

Passionate

Code means a lot to me, I feel it is a very important tool in this current digital age. I'm passionate about the craft.

Critical Thinker

Being able to take an objective view on a given situation is vital to making better decisions.
  • Education

  • ITS Associate of Applied Science

    @ Western Technical College May 2016 - May 2018

    Focus on web and software development as well as design.

  • Various Courses

    2016 - Present

    I have done a number of courses on Frontend Master, Udemy and Udacity.

  • Travelling

    @ America, Australia, Europe 2008 - Present

    I have spent a large portion of my life travelling which has taught me many things about people and the world.

  • Work Experience

  • FullStack Web Developer

    @ Coulee Tech Inc Aug 2017 - Present

    Working with JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Node and CouchDB.

  • Computer Tech

    @ Orange Computer Dec 2016 - Jan 2018

    Hardware upgrades, Linux server maintenance.

  • Various other non tech jobs

    2008 - 2016

    I have worked as a cook, painter, bartender, farmhand, deckhand. All of which have taught me something about how to work effectively with different types of people.

  • Community

  • La Crosse Area Meet Up

    @ La Crosse, WI Sept 2017 - Nov 2018

    Founder. Learnt a ton from other developers and geeks in the area.

  • Linux Users Group

    @ La Crosse, WI Sept 2017 - Nov 2018

    Talking Linux with other enthusiasts.

Hobbies


Reading

I love reading non-fiction, learning about the nature of people aswell as technical books on programming.

Podcasts and audiobooks

In the age of VR and AR, audio is still king, My favourite way to catch up on the latest events and learn something new.

Health and Wellness

I believe that staying physically fit is vital to overall well being and a great way to destress.

Focused Time

This is the best way I have found to stay on task and get the most from my day, mental training is just as important as physical training.

Skills and Attributes


* note that these values are based on my own perception and the results of a number self-accessment exercises.

Knowledge and Learning