First Foundry — Senior Software Engineer
October 2020 - Current
Platform engineering for high-growth, security-focused clients, primarily in Rust and Solidity. Primary responsibilities include: service design, development, and deployment; stakeholder management; and integrating blockchain clients with other infrastructure.
Uptime Ventures, Ltd. — Founder, Engineer
December 2015 - February 2020
Owner and operator of an engineering consultancy that delivered custom hardware and software solutions with specific focuses on high-performance I/O, network protocols, and embedded platforms. In this role, I became a contributor to the Rust language ecosystem, specifically the Gotham web framework and Rust Async Networking Working Group. I also co-founded Colorado's first Rust-focused conference, Colorado Gold Rust.
The Machine Broadcasting Network — Executive Producer
June 2013 - December 2015
Frustrated with the cultural trends in radio, I founded The Machine; a fiercely educational online broadcasting network. Accomplishments include: building a professional digital studio; producing and engineering over 200 hours of original audio programming; debuting new music from artists such as Matt Wertz and Jars of Clay; scaling a custom Ruby on Rails CMS, and developing a real-time metrics engine to analyze listener trends.
Original Machine — Chief Creative Officer
June 2010 - December 2015
Artistic consultant, documentarian, filmmaker, audio engineer, and digital strategist at Original Machine, a multidisciplinary production house/marketing agency for bands and small businesses.
Mad Mimi — Full-stack Engineer
January 2010 - June 2010
August 2007 - January 2010
Freelance engineer and security consultant. Accomplishments include: guest lectures and substitute teaching at Nashville State Community College; serving on the organizing committee for BarCamp Nashville; and releasing open source PHP libraries (which led to the next position).