With over 10 years of experience designing, implementing and deploying scalable web-based applications, I have seen projects succeed and I have seen projects fail. These experiences continually inform my ideas about how a given technical decision will affect users and shape the future of the software and business. In addition, I'm also a musician and composer, having written music for and collaborated extensively with dance and performance makers in New York City. I see these two activities as creative actions, in support of each other. They have similar challenges (where do I begin? what is collaboration? what will the audience experience? what will a user feel?) and both bring into the world something that did not exist before.
Founding technical employee, responsible for specifying and implementing technical solutions based on business needs. Hired and manage small team of engineers and designers. Continually engage with management and outside advisors to discover and suggest solutions. Ultimately responsible for the reliability, scalability and maintainability of the full technology stack. Oversee development, testing and deployment of web-based applications and REST APIs.
Responsible for managing point-of-interest (POI) datasets and creating geo-aware search algorithms to return relevant POI results to mobile apps and web clients. Converted time handling throughout the entire stack to be timezone aware. Worked closely with the CTO and engineering team to specify and implement features.
Led this early-stage startup from prototype through alpha and beta launch. Migrated code architecture from a vertically to horizontally scalable model. Developed scalable processes for delivering compute-expensive social graph features. Integrated internal systems via REST interfaces. Worked closely with company founders to outline and implement application features, goals, budgets and timelines.
Designed and implemented web-based applications for several clients including Freelancers Union, Talent Maven and Movement Research. Managed cloud-based infrastructures to deliver APIs and web applications reliably and redundantly.
Led the development team, including setting coding standards, choosing frameworks and libraries, and integrating internal systems. Developed enterprise-wide application architecture. Responsible for bare-metal server provisioning and administration. Led an organizational shift to open-source concepts and solutions.
Interested in electro-acoustic improvisation and listening as musical experience. Collaborate with dance and performance makers including Beth Gill, Chris Peck, Stephen Rush, Chase Granoff, Anna Sperber, Alex Escalante and others. Develop custom performance interfaces and synthesis engines in Max/MSP to support live improvisation with laptops and acoustic instruments.
Web design and application development for clients including Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan, Clarkston State Bank, Vinnie Johnson, Ligon Brothers Automotive, VRex Technologies, Piston Automotive, Out Loud Creations.
Received degree in Performing Arts Technology, Music Concentration. Studied signal processing, synthesis, algorithmic composition (LISP), programming, music composition, performance with electronics and interdisciplinary collaboration.
In collaboration with Stephen Rush and Chris Peck. Discography includes Escape Beam Five, 2017 (Innova Recordings); Escape Cone Listening Beam 4, 2013; Escape Cone Listening Beam III, 2011 (Deep Listening Institute); Escape Cone Listening Beam II, 2009.
Conducted in collaboration with Stephen Rush and Chris Peck.
Received in recognition of outstanding music composition for Beth Gill's dance Electric Midwife.
Published by Movement Research, NYC.