I'm a maker and educator who loves to explore new technologies. My work blends front-end development, fine arts, and years of involvement in the maker and startup communities. I work primarily with MERN stacks (Mongo, Express, React, Node), and also have extensive experience with rapid prototyping projects.
In 2020 I left a full-time role as a software engineer to pursue an opportunity to run a makerspace program at a middle school. The class I teach is called "Workshop," and exists somewhere between a design thinking program, a shop class, and a coding bootcamp.
Google, Nike, Nissan, United Airlines, ComEd, A.C. Moore, USAA, Prota Ventures, DeepLocal
Running Internet in a Box on a Pi is great until you run out of storage. Check out this post to see how I set up my instance.
Growing gourmet mushrooms can be hard, but it gets easier when you have a data-heavy AgTech startup doing it for you.
A custom-built Put to Light system for A.C. Moore's warehouses to increase order processing speed and accuracy.
Using a Raspberry Pi to let homeowners see exactly how much solar potential their house has.
Get your Pi up and ready to go with a few short commands and an Ansible playbook.
Creating an easily changed WordPress site for the my favorite constantly-evolving makerspace.
Automatically put money towards a donation every time something gets mentioned in the news.
Learn how to use mLab's cloud-hosted MongoDB instances to make MERN development on the Pi a lot easier.
A website redesign for a Lawton Academy, a school that focuses on bringing out the best in its students.
An easy-to-use custom WordPress site built for a community arts and outreach organization in Chicago.
A clean website built for an even cleaner grooming product. Sixty8 Chicago makes pomades and other barber-related items for the discerning customer.
Browse through some of the projects I worked on for Nissan Commercial Vehicles with my front-end team.
A built-from-scratch WordPress site to show off the best barbershop in the Midwest
Turning a room into a projection-mapped beauty with Resolume, Magic Music Visualizer, and a custom-built cupcake controller running on Arduino.
Creating a button to text me how long I have to get to my L stop before I'm late for work.
Listening for loud dog barks in my apartment and then logging the data to Phant.io through Node.js on an Edison.
The project that got me serious about web development. Check out how I helped a small startup completely redesign their brand and website.