About me

You'd think it'd be easier to describe yourself but it is far harder than I thought. I'm a web developer, a husband, a tech junkie and a soon-to-be father. I work as UI developer currently at Boston Financial Services. I pick up side work were I can touching up Wordpress and Drupal sites. I'm married to a wonderful girl that helped me become the man I am today. I was always a bit of a 'gamer' though I've never been a fan of the term. I liked playing video games. That quickly turned from consoles to PCs and suddenly I was building my first PC. Finally, my crown jewel, or should I say Belle, will be coming this November!

Developer

Anyways, there is a wonderful webcomic called Commit Strip that I thought summed up my feelings on coding.

Well, admittedly I don't have a blog to brag about my best code ever and my homemade plugins…
And the truth is, I'm not really a ninja or a jedi…
There's not much on my GitHub either…
And I have a score of zero on Stack Overflow…
I also admit I don't work on code side-projects or frameworks late at night…
But still: I love coding, I can ship good code and clients are happy about it. What more could you ask for?

I love what I do and I love going to work every day. I fell into development in a weird way. I went to school for Entrepreneurship at the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University. Drexel is a co-operative education school, as in after the first year your school years are split in half working full-time and going to school. While I always enjoyed business classes, I was a lot happier working. My second co-op job started as a web marketer. I ran social sites, helped with marketing campaigns, etc. It was fun and during my time there my responsibilities grew to handle anything web-related. It wasn't long before minor updates were needed on the front-facing site. I quickly realized how much I hated nested tables and asked if I could do some research to try and fix some of the site code to make my life easier. About a month into my research I had learned a lot and convinced my manager it was time for a redo of the site, which coincided perfectly with an upcoming rebrand. 6 months later I was fairly well versed in HTML, CSS and minor jQuery and had a full site launch under my belt.

I fell in love with coding and threw myself into it. I reached out to every tutorial, resource and video set I could find to learn everything I could. I stayed at that company for 3 years after accepted a full-time job offer and leaving Drexel. Business school no longer made sense and my next title was officially 'Web Developer'.

That was several years ago, now I've gone through more site builds, launches, crashes and code nightmares. I've hit a lot of walls but I've never stopped learning. I realized I couldn't teach myself everything in the world and I decided to a local community college to gain more knowledge of new languages and concepts. I'm currently working as a UI Developer at a company in Quincy, MA.

Builder

I've been playing video games since I was a kid. Like every kid I grew up with some sort of console starting with the original Sega. Throughout the years I upgraded as of now I have a Playstation 3. I bought it when it came out for way more than I should have paid for it but loved it. During college, despite being a business student, I hung around with a lot of engineering kids. The result was discovering the power of computers. I had always been someone that considered themselves tech savvy when it came to computers, but it was always on a software level, never a hardware level.

In college I decided to build a PC with the help of one of the said engineering kids. It was nothing special but it was my first build and it is still running today. The moment that really changed everything in terms of my attraction to the "PC Master Race" was the day I picked up Battlefield 3 for PC. I had already put in just under 200 hours into it on PS3 so I felt pretty comfortable take a stab at in on the PC. Loaded it up and was speechless. The graphics on my GTX 460 (which was already aging at that point) put PS3 to shame. The pure size of all the maps, the graphics quality, everything you could that wasn't possible on PS3 blew me away.

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