I'm a Software Developer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm a son, brother, friend, 🚴 enthusiast, former 🤼, high-school dropout, and Thiel Fellow.
In a past life, I served as the CTO of MyEtherWallet.
In November of 2018, I founded Grant.io to help grant giving organizations deliver on their impact goals.
My early programming exposure was primarily through Pokemon RNG manipulation. With a goal to obtain the rarest and most powerful Pokemon, I labored through the painstaking trivia required to manipulate Pokemon software to generate the desired pokemon.
After GetDotBit crashed under the load (and a corrupted database with no backups), I decided to look for a full-time software development gig to put my "just-enough-to-be-dangerous" skills to use. In May of 2015, I joined Agosto as the youngest member on their Software Development team.
Starting off in the services division, I gained invaluable insight into the operations of a consulting company while assisted with the process of vetting client inquires and creating SOWs all the way to implementation and final delivery.
After cutting my teeth with external clients, I joined the internal SkyKit product team which enabled me to pickup the workflow and methodology for professional software development. Software development is a deeply social process, and being embedded in a team taught me the importance of team collaboration and interpersonal communication skills. Half the job is showing up, and the other half is communicating to others what you did.
I've been fortunate to be given the opportunity to travel much of the developed world.
My running list includes (in no particular order) Chicago, Denver, New York, L.A., San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Medellin, Toronto, Ottawa, Paris, London, Munich, Copenhagen, Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Reykjavik.
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