I originally hail from the suburbs of Detroit where I learned how to fix computers for money, drive a ’91 Honda Accord, and speak poor Japanese. I went on to study at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I spent a year abroad living and studying in Japan. I still speak poor Japanese.
I came to New York to work in front-end web development for American Jewish World Service in 2007 and have been living and working in the city ever since.
In summary, not a typical story for a technology professional, but here I am, living the dream.
These days I’m interested in designing and prototyping new and novel experiences with technology, be it on the web, on mobile devices, or through tangible interfaces or embodied interactions. Recently I’ve been enjoying developing in HTML5 and CSS3 with jQuery and Python for web, experimenting with the Android mobile ecosystem, and building devices using Arduino and AVR embedded platforms. I’m especially interested in developing products and services for social change, creating experiences based on context and location-awareness, and just building cool stuff.
Still interested? Read my resume.