After graduating from the
University of Texas at Austin
in 2002 I decided to stay on campus and develop my
programming skills. I worked the majority of my time in the
Purchasing Department working on the procurement system
which supported not only the 27,000 employees for our campus,
but also 9 other component institutions. My main focus was
web development - and I was routinely called on to develop
and maintain new (then) Web 2.0 applications and to develop
policies for moving the University out of the dark ages of
Looking for more diversity and a stronger challenge, I left the Univesity in 2007.
My challenge was found at Blue Coat Systems
developing their next generation monitoring
application for large networks. The system was driven
by a strong Java application which could monitor thousands
application that we developed provided views of this data
in numerous dimensions along with system configuration and
I have been creating web sites and applications for small to medium businesses
on a contract basis since 1998. The organizations have
ranged in both size and requirements, from personal sites for
individuals to thousand-user plus web applications for
mid-range organizations. I enjoy the relative freedom
that this contract work provides, and also the opportunities to
work on new ideas that it offers.
Many of my side projects grow directly out of my own need, and a lack
of current solutions. My last effort in this area was
a travel planning and organization web site which allows groups to
share plans including itineraries, budgets, and even packing lists.
I founded TripLittle
in 2009 and am the lead developer. The
project uses object-oriented PHP5
and jQuery to create a
dynamic, user-experience oriented web application.
I helped a local startup, mobileCampaign,
to develop its initial offering, getting the project from inception to deployment in under six months.
The company, funded by JumpStart Foundry, offers small to
medium businesses a way to break into the mobile marketing world without the typical high costs and
Most recently I was the Application Development Director for a Nashville
interactive agency, Ten Fast Feet,
where I began and grew a dynamic development team from one to five people. We took on various
projects, most involving complex UX interactions and integration with native mobile applications.
My role was technical, strategic and managerial - I would be involved at every stage of the
inception and development processes with clients. In addition, I was a junior partner at the
agency, helping shape its future.