I'm currently developing for social impact as a front-end engineer at WeSpire. I previously worked at the world's largest startup competition and accelerator, MassChallenge, leading design initiatives and aiding with technical operations.
Two years ago I became homeless and taught myself to code both as a medium to express my passion for building experiences, and as an opportunity to make life what I wanted it to be. Now I help lead mentorship at Resilient Coders, an organization that arms underserved youth populations with coding skills to increase diversity in tech and break the cycle of poverty.
My belief is that passion inspires passion, I'm always looking for opportunities and where I can learn from those that are just as motivated to share their knowledge as I am to learn.
I’m a major proponent of code readability and organization. It's about building something efficiently, not hastily. Readable, modular code leads to easier maintainability and fewer bugs. Which in the end, is just as important as meeting a deadline.
New and awesome techology are continually being introduced. Learning a new framework or library isn't just about staying on the cutting edge, it's about the new experience that you're able to build with it.VIEW GITHUB
Understanding how a user interacts with a product through analytics tools and making data-driven decisions is essential. Narrowing down areas with the most opportunity means developing features that really pack a punch.VIEW CODEPEN
There's more that goes into an interface than just making it look nice. Things like client constraints and use cases need to be taken into consideration. A product that's tailor-made is always more effective than any pre-made template.
The technology used to produce a product is easily forgotten, but the feeling you invoke in a user is what lasts. A performant, empathetic experience is far more powerful than any animation library or templating engine.
The platform's main landing and login page
Makes responsive grid + panel layouts possible
Watch search terms compete in real-time
Now that you know a bit about me, let's make it mutual. Whether it be personal or professional, I'd love to hear from you.