I was 10 when I asked my dad "How do you build programs?" He found a copy of VB6 For Kids for me and well, here we are. My entire teen and adult life has been spent playing around with technology and computers - from running my own Microsoft Exchange server when I was 13, launching my first product at 15 and having people use it to power their websites. I've been lucky enough to have the opportunities to explore a vast range of what makes the technology side of companies tick.
A full stack developer, I love working my way through the entire development stack from database right up to web and mobile UIs. Anything that has a bit of scale, some sort of data processing and challenging problems gets my interest. I enjoy figuring out how stuff works - how to build something I've never done before and applying cool technology to come up with cool solutions. I enjoy big picture thinking and debates - I'm not scared to bring new ideas to the table or get dirty implementing said ideas. Being part of a social team where conversation is free flowing and encouraged is important to me to both create friendships and to have an enjoyable workspace.
Outside of my day jobs I've always had side projects on the go, generally to play around with tech I've been interested in learning - as with most side projects, the majority of them don't see the light of day - but some ideas have crossed into successful implementations elsewhere. Being a fairly new dad I try to get away from the computer where possible and explore the world with my family heading out four-wheel driving, camping and teaching little dude about life.