I am a San Francisco based Rich Internet Application (RIA) developer.
My focus has been Flash and OpenLaszlo programming, but I'm interested in bringing my experience to rich UI applications of any technology. I love being the bridge between Design and Engineering, working with detailed visual designs, sophisticated user interactions, and pragmatic implementations.
I have a passion for creative ideas, communication, problem solving, and pushing the limits of technology while still developing for a positive user experience.
: EXPERIENCE :
CafePress Groups / CafePress Universal Designer
Initially envisioned as a port of a previous interactive t-shirt designer, we brainstormed, prototyped, and deployed a new venture within CafePress using OpenLaszlo and Ruby on Rails. I developed an application which allows users to design hundreds of different custom products online without the need for technical design application skills such as Photoshop, which has been deployed as CafePress's main Designer application.
- Developed for complex, single-page user interactions
- Built with SVG as communication layer between app and rendering engine
San Francisco, California | Fall, 2008 - Fall, 2010
Eggs (open source application for small meat farms)
I was inspired by members of the Slow Food movement to use Ruby on Rails to design and build a system for small meat farms to manage their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs. It is being used by at least two farms in the Bay Area, and helping solve many of the unique issues that a non-vegetable CSA program faces. See GitHub page for more details on features.
- Designed and wrote entire application from database to front end
- Free and open-source, released under the MIT license
San Francisco, California | Spring, 2009 - present
Open Laszlo Developer
Genome - Custom E-Learning Template System
I wrote an implementation in OpenLaszlo of Noggin's template system used for rapid development of their award-winning E-Learning applications. It was deployed for multiple clients including McDonalds, and supported multiple languages and countless training modules.
Chicago, IL / San Francisco, CA | Spring, 2007 - Spring, 2008
Laszlo Studios /
Lead Laszlo Programmer
Read Now Power Up Portal
Using the OpenLaszlo platform and the LZX language, I helped develop a fun Rich Internet Portal to tie together the many elements of a well-respected educational company's at-risk middle-school reader program. Students use the application to see their current program books, track their progress, launch digital books, choose and launch quizzes and tests, and customize their personal virtual space.
- Interfaced with a Google Appliance Server via a REST API
- Implemented paged results to handle the 1000+ of returned results
- Utilized both server and client-side filtering of large result sets
San Mateo, California | Summer 2005 - Winter 2005
Laszlo Studios /
Lead Laszlo Programmer
Summer Reading Program
Working with Laszlo's Studios division, I developed a child-oriented application for kids enrolled in Renaissance Learning's Summer Reading program to find new books, maintain a reading list, and track their progress. Many elements were able to transfer to their subsequent projects, saving significant time and cost.
San Mateo, California | Spring 2005 - Summer 2005
I joined the Laszlo team to work on the client side of Laszlo Mail, a Rich Web Mail application, developed in LZX and the OpenLaszlo platform. I worked on the "Contact List" and other components.
San Mateo, California | Fall 2004 - Spring 2005
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment / Screenblast
Lead Flash Engineer
Using Flash MX and Flash Remoting for Java, I designed and implemented the architecture for a flexible and robust media-sharing application for use in Sony Screenblast (2.0) and throughout Sony as a media publishing platform.
- Utilized Object-Oriented principles of software design to maximize reusability and development resources
- Created custom UI and functional components for internal and external reuse
- Designed a flexible server communication structure with asynchronous event handling and local data caching
Los Angeles, California | Fall 2002 - Summer 2003
Imaging Framework and Application
FunStamps.com / Moviso Mobile Image Composer
With ActionScript 2.0, I created a flexible Imaging Framework for use in an application to allow users to send custom images to mobile phones. The end result was an easy to use, PaintShop-like tool that output true SVG for transformation on the server to any desired format. Used design patterns to simplify architecture of SVG output generation and undo/redo functionality.
San Francisco, California | Fall/Winter 2003
Rolling Orange /
Using PHP, MYSQL, and AMFPHP (an open-source Flash Remoting alternative) I built the server-side to a high-profile stock photography site, including an advanced custom search tool.
San Francisco, California | Fall 2003
Carbon Five /
Worked with enterprise-solution company Carbon Five to develop an XML-based Marketing Calendar application for Charles Schwab's marketing groups. Created Flash MX-style UI components in Flash 5, and later updated for Flash MX.
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San Francisco, California | Spring 2002
I helped Surfline streamline their out-of-control DHTML navigation by moving it to an XML-based Flash system that was easy to update, saved on bandwidth costs, and exceeded usability requirements.
San Francisco, California | Summer, 2003
MOXI Media Center
Developed Flash interface for MOXI's interactive TV system.
Programmed MP3 player/jukebox, DVD menus, and designed a flexible, reusable architecture for management of interface elements.
Palo Alto, California | Winter 2000
Sawyer Media /
Programmed data-driven internal broadband portal with Flash 5 and XML, using custom UI components. Built a lightweight PHP/XML content management tool for the portal's backend system.
San Francisco, California | Winter 2001 - Spring 2002
Idea Integration /
Making Sense of Modern Art
The Anderson Collection
Provided Flash programming and consulting for Idea and the SFMOMA on innovative project which allows the museum to publish new web or offline exhibition presentations with external media and configuration. Developed flexible interactive templates. Also conducted hands-on training sessions on ActionScript programming.
San Francisco, California | Fall 2000
Built interactive and multi-use training application for cutting-edge computer based training company and the State of California.
San Francisco, California | Summer / Fall 2001
Developed educational games in Flash for this London-based e-learning company. Also programmed a points/money system for the game's virtual world.
London, UK | Spring 2001
010101: Art in Technological Times
Consulted on ASP/XML driven visually-threaded message board for this multi award-winning website, which was part of the museum's revolutionary Art in Technological Times exhibition. Also conducted hands-on training sessions on Flash development and workflow.
San Francisco, California | Winter 2000
Programmed Orange Design website. Presented with Fred Sharples, president, at Flash Forward conference, showcasing the company's site and speaking about modular object-oriented programming principles in flash 4.
San Francisco, California | Summer / Fall 2000
Academy of Art College
Taught Flash Actionscript classes for masters degree students. Developed curriculum and assignments. Worked with individual students through the Directed Study program.
San Francisco, California< | Spring 2002 - Spring 2004