- Software Niagara
- A community-led grassroot initiative to connect the software community in the Niagara Region.
- Founding member. Volunteer. Supporter.
- Animal Aid Foundation
- A not for profit charity organization dedicated to funding animal charities and animal well-being initiatives.
- Web Developer. Technology Adviser.
I don't like talking about me, how are you? Oh right, that's not gonna work. I'll start over: Hi! Thanks for coming my way!
I'm a sports & tech enthusiast who's been hacking HTML since the days of geocities, who found his passion in web & software development and turned it into a career.
I'm also a lover of the outdoors, being active & playing sports:
snowboarding ice hockey ball hockey long distance running hiking
Growing up I had a love of modifying tech components, taking things apart only to rebuild them, sometimes better than the original. Over the years, my love of creating/building physical objects has turned into a love of creating virtual works of art; in the software that I write.
I consider myself to be in a constant state of learning, I have a broad range of knowledge in many facets of Information Technology and Computer Science. I enjoyed learning and working with new technologies and tools.
Talks I've Given
Date: September 14, 2015Event: Software Niagara DevTricks
Date: January 12, 2015Event: Software Niagara DevTricks
Date: October 6, 2014Event: Software Niagara DevTricks
Date: February 14, 2014Event: Software Niagara DevTricks
Prototyping in Rails
Date: unknown, 2013Event: Software Niagara DevTricks
DevTricks talk about using Ruby on Rails to build working prototypes of features and ideas
Building an Online Web Presence
Date: May 11th, 2011Location: Hamilton, OntarioEvent: Hamilton & District Apartment Association (HDAA) Monthly Dinner Meeting
Talked about website development to a room full of property managers and landlords. Went over website fundamentals, including benefits of having a website, including mobile websites. Discussed how to develop an effective strategies for creating an online presence and how to measure performance of websites and the behaviour of website visitors using Google Analytics.
Computer Case Mods
There was once phase in my life where I was passionate about case modding, before computer cases were commonly shipped with side panel windows and lighting. This stemmed from a love of technology and a hobby of creating contraptions.
Here are my favourite mods:
Mini Cooper Computer
I took a remote controller 1/6 scale Mini Cooper, stripped out the back seats and replaced them with computer parts. Wires and connections come in through the trunk of the vehicle, as well as the dvd disc drive. The trunk can be closed for transport and open when running. The remote control car still functions, the power and signal lights are now the power and hard drive lights.
Anaheim Ducks Computer Case
Took an existing Cooler Master computer case, cut holes in both sides and top, installed plexiglass with handmade etches.