what I do for a living
my family has come up with probably
the best description of me:
"He's a professional nerd."
What does that mean, though?
Specifically, I am a full-stack hardware and software engineer
with strong emphasis on IoT + AI.
My wife is in charge of our families' annual Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Because she, unfortunately, knows about my background in math and computer science her requirements have become more extreme...more.
In my mind the easiest way to understand Python's slice notation is to visualize it with real examples. Once you get it under your fingers you'll find list slicing is an invaluable tool to have in your Python toolkit. ...more.
GitHub does not like using the same deploy key across multiple repositories. Try it, you'll get a really fun "Key is already in use" error in a lovely pink box at the top of your screen. What if we have multiple repositories residing on one server? How do we pull from different repositories using the same user? We use a whole bunch of...
When using Python for Data Science or general Systems Administration you'll find yourself needing to recursively read a directory tree, remember all (or some) of the files in the directories and then do something fun with those files. ...more.
When debugging and profiling Python software you'll find yourself relying on Python's built-in logging module. Something that is very simple to overlook is the fact that the root logger defaults to WARN and not DEBUG. ...more.
I <3 photography, this is my personal showcase.
I was the Software Lead at Atlas Wearables. My direct responsibilities included developing and maintaining the Atlas API, website, apps and server cluster. I also keept my fingers in product design, firmware, algorithm development, advertising, and photo/video stuffs.
This is a side project I have been working on with the help of Mike, Russ and Denis. I've always been a tinkerer and feel like this was an awesome way to put my "Full Stack" skills to the test.
Adriana and I got married, so why would I not personally design, draw, develop and code our wedding website?
FindMeNoms is an easy way to "find tasty food around you wherever you are". This is a side project that was born out of my need for an app/website that would remember all of the tasty places that I have eaten at, or would recommend to someone, or have been recommended to me. Basically, Yelp wasn't cutting it, as I'd find myself falling down the rabbit hole of reading one-star reviews and laughing at how crazy people can be instead of actually finding food.
In 2008 I took up drawing as an easy way to vent my artistic frustrations (it was either that, poetry or expressive dance). After a while I had a solid little following and decided to publish my work on the internet as a full-fledged webcomic. Taleas is that comic.
This was a short-lived startup idea. The basic premise was, well, just watch the explainer video.
I met Andrew, Tim, Gerry, Nicole, Nikki, Danielle and a slew of other very interesting and (mostly) intelligent people at AdRevolution. I have formed really good friendships with a lot of the people I worked with there, and consider this the most socially successful startup I have ever worked at.
The idea of build your own guitar online is amazing to me. I've been a guitar player since I was in middle-school and over the years had learned not only how to play the guitar, but also repair and even build them. Moniker Guitars was the perfect fit for my skills, I was able to work on the Custom Guitar Configurator, then go into the workshop and take a break from coding by picking up a guitar build and sanding, polishing, assembling, or setting it up. I also got to be part of our Kickstarter Campaign!
Dana and Samia created The Map Project as a way for wanderlusts to curate and share their travel experiences. I really liked the idea behind this project and the gals that created it are crazy talented (really, check our their portfolios). Plus, I got to hang out with them in Brooklyn for a minute, which was awesome!
Black-box soccer fantasy sports mixed with stock trading.
1) SMS-based translation as-a-service. 2) SMS-based job board.
Document management for schools, doctor's offices, and pretty much anyone else who would give us money. Unfortunately it didn't work out too well. I did get a really cool logo out of it, though.
My very first startup: web development, web hosting and an ISP. This is the very first time I got to work with my friend Darrel. He designed our sites, logos, business cards and even mousepads! No joke.