Let's grab a beer sometime, we can go into details.
I've been a "developer" since around 1997 and got my start whilst working as an English teacher in Paris. I discovered MacroMedia Flash, and when ActionScript was first released I was instantly hooked.
I went on to excel with Flash and ActionScript and once Apple introduced the iPhone I jumped into Objective-C with the same vigor as I did with ActionScript. I was content in this new world however ultimately was more interested in the web and what was going on with all things "front end".
And that's where I've been ever since. I'm keenly interested in how design and engineering intersects. User interactions can make (or break) a site or app and working with design / UX is where my brain seeks to be.
In short, I consider myself a "full-stack" engineer and React is where I feel most comfortable.
Places I've worked
Postlight(4); Blenderbox(1); Token(1); Hard Candy Shell(4); Big Spaceship(7); Learning Worlds(4);
I've also freelanced here and there mostly doing sites that have a CMS component although I have taken on some React Native because why not learn something new!
Front end, back end, CMS, scripting, tooling, mobile, native, this is in no way an exhaustive list.
In a particular order.
I live in New Jersey. I have 2 daughters, Betty and Frankie. I'm married to the wonderful Nikki to whom I owe much. I have a cat named Magnus. I like to garden (nothing beats a good Jersey tomato), camp, bang on the drums, even strum the guitar from time to time.
I also like to play games, both video and board. I finished The Last Of Us about a year ago and I gotta say, it was probably the best video game I've ever played!
Since the show came out, I had a renewed interest so have picked that back up and played through the first version and have just started the second. Blasting through using cheats is such fun.
Of course, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now in rotation however it hasn't grabbed me like others. BoTW was the best game I'd ever played (until LoU -- hard to say which is better, to be honest) and I had high hopes for ToTK. I think I just don't have the bandwidth needed to devote to it!
Our board game of choice at the moment is Sequence and we've also brought Yahtzee into the mix.
I enjoy puzzles as well as building with Legos. The kids and I completed Diagon Ally (and to be fair, they took over at book 3 and ran with it) and the Space Shuttle has a nice home.