I'm a programmer who loves building things for people that are functional, beautiful, and inspire happiness. I love writing clean code. I'm also deeply passionate about education and breaking down barriers that keep people from learning to code. I believe that, just like the web, coding is for everybody and the only prerequisites should be desire and curiosity. In short, I'm interested in leaving any team or community I'm a part of, and the web itself, better than when I found it.
When I'm not writing code, I love to write about code. I like to write things that help people understand complex topics, or inspire and encourage people to conquer the difficulties we all face from time to time. My writing has been featured on DEV's top 7, and Break In.
I also often enjoy spending time with my family. I sometimes enjoy grabbing a pint or two at any McMenamins, or a cup of coffee or three at any of Portland's fantastic coffeeshops. If you'd like to join me sometime, feel free to send me an email.