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Resume

I thought I would present two versions of my resume, since the original one I wrote up is slightly long and verbose.


Personal statement

I am a self-taught web developer who got his start in PHP and WordPress, and from there learned my way to developing in CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and Ruby on Rails.

I got my start by dabbling in things I didn't know, and that's essentially the spirit that has guided me professionally over the years and fueled my learning, and I like it that way. I don't mind admitting that I don't know something, because in every case the reason behind it is that I haven't had a chance to play with it yet and am just waiting for that opportunity.

Outside of work I've been lucky enough to have lived in and traveled to some of the most beautiful places in the world, like Boulder, CO, and the Himalaya mountains. I like to indulge in three strong personal passions as much as I can: photography, reading, and mountain biking. (Obviously there isn't much scope for the last one in New York City where I presently live, but two out of three's not bad.)

I'd like to end this statement with a handful of buzzwords (and phrases) that mean more to me than just the buzz around them:

  • variety
  • flexibility
  • challenge
  • camaraderie
  • experimentation
  • driving with tests
  • programming in pairs
  • optimization and refactoring

Code samples

I have lots of code samples I'd love to show off, in all things like Ruby, Rails, jQuery, PHP, and CSS/HTML!