Currently at Disney Streaming building the APIs and services that deliver the personalized content discovery experience for Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. Previously at VMware for over seven years working on Cloud Director, a web-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution. Prior to that was the sole software engineer at StopBadware, a small non-profit with a mission of making the Web safer.
A former hospitality manager, I began learning to program after almost-accidentally discovering VBA for Excel. Originally there was no intention of a career change but before long I fell in love with writing code to solve problems - and enjoyed it more so than I had ever enjoyed doing anything. I decided my future lay not with hotels, but with software development.
Quickly assessing someone's Twitter activity by glancing at their profile can be tough to get an accurate idea of tweet frequency; shouldifollow was intially created to easily see how often an account tweets and was later expanded to provide other data points.
It displays the following metrics:
- Tweets per day
- Retweets per day
- Most used hashtag
- Number of hashtags used
- Retweeted by others
- Twitter join date
- Timing of tweets
View on GitHub.
Working on this is a lot of fun as it allows me to combine my enjoyment of World of Warcraft with my passion for coding. DontCast is an addon that warns players when their target would be immune to damage (i.e. "don't bother casting"). It displays the name and icon of their opponent's damage mitigating ability, along with a timer counting down the seconds until the ability expires.
Originally created for my own use but added to Curse in case anyone else found it useful - I thought maybe a dozen people would download it, but it currently has over 200,000 downloads!
View on GitHub.
As an avid World of Warcraft PvPer I would frequently find myself looking up players on the leaderboards to see what talent choices they were making. This was a time-consuming process which limited the sample-size and so I created PvP Leaderboard.
PvP Leaderboard looks up (daily) the players on each of the leaderboards and then provides the results (with optional filtering) allowing someone to quickly and easily see the talents top players are choosing and view the US and EU leaderboards.
As the name implies this site also lists the players on the leaderboards of each brack in the US and EU regions (wich similar filtering capabilities).
On GitHub: web app (Ruby on Rails), updater (Go).
Received a 3.96 (out of 4.0) on my Capstone Project for WGU, a Java application that predicts stock market movement based on Twitter activity. The program analyzes mentions of a company's ticker symbol to determine a bullish, bearish, or neutral opinion based on the content of each post. Each score is then adjusted for age of post and past accuracy of author before determining the overall sentiment for a stock.
Senior Software Engineer
December 2021 → April 2022
February 2019 → October 2021 (Senior MTS)
August 2017 → February 2019 (MTS 3)
July 2015 → August 2017 (MTS 2)
June 2014 → July 2015 (MTS 1)
February 2012 → June 2014
August 2010 → February 2012
March 2010 → August 2010
September 2005 → January 2009
November 2004 → September 2005