I live in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois today.
Since January 2013 I've been working as an engineer at Modest, Inc. in downtown Chicago.
In November 2012 I wrapped up 14 months working as a Senior Engineer for the Obama reelection campaign here in beautiful downtown Chicago.
Prior to that I spent three years working at Ars Technica which is a unit within Condé Nast Publications.
The types of systems I'm currently interesting in building are large-scale service layers, APIs, and extremely large (and fast!) distributed systems.
|Dashboard||Ruby (Rails), CoffeeScript||Obama 2012's social network for field organizing||#1 #2 #3|
|Identity||Python (Flask, SQLAlchemy)||Obama 2012's campaign-wide Single Signon & Identity Provider||Project Lead|
|Narwhal||Python (Flask, SQLAlchemy)||Obama 2012's campaign API||Service layer that powered the campaign's tech infrastructure. Wikipedia, The Atlantic, Ars Technica.|
|Animated Pizza GIFs||Jekyll, Pepperoni||A funny little Jekyll blog that curates animated pizza GIF files.||"If hypnotic pizza images that celebrate great pizza moments in movies and television, retro animation, and pizza weirdness are your thing, then you need to bookmark this fledgling feed that seems to be adding more GIFs by the hour." - Serious Eats|
|Python Google Analytics Library||Python||A well-tested client to the Google Analytics API|
|Django Chunks||Python, Django||Django-chunks, probably the simplest and most popular thing I've ever made.||"This is extremely similar to an internal app we used to The Lawrence Journal-World, and to one I’ve used on some of my personal projects" - Jeff Croft|
|Django Google Analytics||Python Django||A little Django application that helps you with Google Analytics codes.|
|Crocoduck||Ruby||A little framework for building Resque jobs that operate on MongoDB documents.|