This is the part where I get to talk about myself! Other than pure self-indulgence, I am creating this page so that you can understand a little bit more about who I am and where I come from.
I'm a Canadian and a New Zealander
I was born and raised in the land of sheep, kiwis, and hobbits. I have lived in a few different countries, travelled across most of the world's continents, and value those experiences.
I'm a father and a husband
I am intentional about how I spend my time and energy, and focus on my work so I can then focus on my family.
I spent 5 years in the Canadian Forces
Lets just say that the Combat Engineers have fantastic recruiting videos, and that Afghanistan had a lot of sand but no beaches.
I am a Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic
An excellent trade. I have now traded in my tools and steel-toed boots for a keyboard and comfortable slippers. The work ethic remains the same.
I am the former host of the Edmonton Ruby Meetup
Because programming is about people and Edmonton has a fantastic community. Learn more at YEGRB.com
I now run the Elixir Victoria Meetup
Supporting and growing the Elixir programming community in the Greater Victoria Area. Learn more at elixirvictoria.com
...and do I ever love to write code!
I greatly enjoy solving problems and getting work done. I cleared IED's in Afghanistan so that our Infantry could live, move and fight on the battlefield. I repaired heating and cooling equipment so people and product don't freeze or melt.
I bring the same attitude to design and programming. Your problems are my problems and I'm looking forward to working with you to overcome them.