About Me

I am a software engineer who loves giving back to the community via blog posts and meetups. Lately I have become passionate about Ember and JavaScript development. Beforehand, I was a co-founder of ShareAPhoto, Ltd, a European online photo sharing company which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2006. I was the author of Rails Pocket Reference (published 2008 – O’Reilly). I spear-headed, a popular on-demand screencasting website dedicated to helping others learn how to program, which includes a popular series on writing a Twitter clone with Rails. A couple of apps that I’ve created which are still around are Reservation Counter, an online hotel booking engine, and Crop Chocolate, a ‘deal of the day’ site which is focused on scrapbooking supplies. I currently work at Instructure, coding up Ember apps every day.