I once heard a friend say, “You will be many things in one lifetime. Keep moving.” My development career started when I was 12 learning to program on the Commodore 64. (Reader pauses to do maths and adds up numbers I cringe at.) My first program looked something like this:
10 INPUT "What is your name: ", NAME$
20 PRINT "Hello "; NAME$
30 INPUT “Who is your best friend? “, FRIEND$
40 PRINT = “Say hello to “; FRIEND$
50 INPUT = “Do you think Steve is cute? Y or N”, CUTE$
60 IF CUTE$ = "Y" OR CUTE$ = "y" THEN GOTO 90
70 PRINT = ”You’re dumb and don’t know anything."
90 PRINT = “You win! HE IS CUTE!”
100 PRINT "Goodbye “; NAME$
I'm passionate about:
- Photos of traveling and putting quotes with them
- Women in Technology
- Accessibility and Inclusion for Users
- Well Written DRY Code
- Working with Great Humans
- Turning my children in to Great Humans
I've been around for a long time. Not just in the way that I can purchase alcohol without being carded, but on the Interwebz, in this little space, for longer than Kids These Days have been alive. Literally. As in my babysitter is younger than my blog.
Here are a few favorite posts from over the decades:
- Are We All Bumbo Bumbling Idiots?
- Sunrise Over Amsterdam
- The Time My Kids Played Little Fucker in Home Depot
Here are some of those old blog awards. Remember those? These links are worth the visit because the wayback machine lets No Blog Design Die Ever. Oh, Internet, we used to do table-based layouts and inline styles. And so, so, so many clipart graphics.
I've been a lot of different people in my career but there's always a single thread.
Director Catapult Web Development, LLC
January 2005 – Present
Contractor with Vector Media Group
Program Manager of Media for INRIX
Lead FE Developer Lincoln Mobile App
Lead HTML Developer Elektrobit
Front-end Architect, Deloitte Digital
October 2013 - December 2016
Director of Development, Blue Flavor
October 2009 – May 2010
Adjunct Instructor: Cascadia College
March 2016 - Present
CS Professor, ECPI College
Jan 2006 – May 2007
Adjunct Professor, WOU
June 2004 – June 2006