Methodical software engineer, with experience working remotely with realtime and batch analytics data. I strive to build things that are reliable and easy to maintain, but also relish opportunities to jump headfirst into new projects and learn new things. I've worked remotely since 2013, and strongly believe that remote work and distributed teams are the future.
Parse.ly is an analytics company, focused on measuring web attention. We measure over 65 billion (with a 'b') events each month. Being on such a small and tight-knit team, I've had the opportunity to work on almost every part of our infrastructure, both adding new features and enhancing stability.
Success Engineers bridge the gap between customers and code. Communication and debugging skills are useful to assist customers with their integrations with our product, as well as connecting the business and engineering teams within the company.
While learning to code, I took on a few smaller projects for others.
The church needed a simple website for service times and directions. I focused on making the page load quickly (Vermont's cellular data coverage is not great) and a clean, simple design to focus on the content.
Amanda Jones, a country singer, needed a basic website to get her started on her career. I used Facebook's API to give her an easy-to-manage Event list, and built a simple media player and Wordpress integration.
(She has since signed with a label, and her online presence is now run through a music management company -- major congrats, Amanda!)
Exercism, an open-sourced, community-driven learning platform, is a great place to learn a new coding language.
I've contributed to the CLI tool that downloads and uploads code problems, and occasionally help mentor solutions.