In May 2015 I started leading thoughtbot’s New York development team.
I continued to write code for clients 2–4 days per week, and devoted the
reset of my time to manging the team.
I managed a team of developers, and eventually a team of managers,
and provided regular coaching on consulting, technical, and leadership
skills to help people do great work for our clients and grow in
As a part of the studio leadership team, I also worked with the other
New York Directors on all aspects of our local strategy, from hiring
plans to financial projections to marketing strategies.
Ruby on Rails development for internal tools that track and display
historical financial data for an investment company.
Ruby on Rails development for a start-up providing online
education resources to Swedish schools.
A rapid MVP build in
Ruby on Rails for an early stage start-up.
Django developer at Tripbirds
At Tripbirds, I worked on every aspect of an early stage start-up,
including code, product development, and processes.
I introduced usability testing to the company, and recorded
interviews with users to get valuable product insights. I also
introduced better front-end development practices that significantly
reduced the time it took to get new features to production.
Tripbirds AB in
Django developer at Artfinder
(five month contract)
I worked on a range of features for
a new multi-variant home page with a complex Varnish caching setup.
Art Discovery Limited in
Ruby on Rails developer at Reevoo
At Reevoo I worked on a range of high-trafﬁc Ruby on Rails
applications, doing everything from interface development
to improving back-end performance.
During my time at Reevoo I was increasingly involved in product
decisions. One of the last things I did at the company was to run a
week-long offsite for a group of developers, designers and business
people where we prototyped a new product.
Revieworld Limited in
Freelance Web developer
I built Web applications for a range of small businesses, initially
focusing on front-end development and later transitioning to
Ruby on Rails in 2009.
Choosy – A smarter default browser for macOS, downloaded over 10,000 times.
Iconic (no longer supported) – Custom folder icons for Mac OS X Leopard.