"Designing the perfect solution to a tough problem is the best part about being a software engineer."
This site started more as a solution looking for a problem. I knew I wanted to showcase my web skills with an online resumé, but most of the websites I build do something; they're not purely communicative, like this one. (They're also never about me, which makes this harder.) But, I like a challenge, so this is my attempt at an online profile/resumé.
I'm a software engineer, currently employed at ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. I work on the Mapping Team, building a web-based frontend to our geospatial data, similar in concept to Google Maps (but with a munch of their features, like multiple layers, user-drawn shapes, editing, etc.) I also write a large number of node.js based services (not always directly related to mapping).
When I'm not working with the latest web technologies, I'm working on personal projects including writing a MMORPG in Erlang and C++/QML. I've been leading a small group of people on this project for several years, and though we've gone through several rewrites, it's been a huge learning tool.
In addition to programming, I also write fiction, as well as work with my wife on several of her illustration projects. The two if us even have an infrequently updated webcomic.
I work on the Mapping Team, focusing on using web technologies to build the next generation of our geospatial application. In addition, I write and maintain several node.js services.