I believe well-designed technology requires conversations, code, and thoughtful consideration of both. I interrogate that belief by building software for the web.
I’ve been a UW-Badger, a filmmaker, and an NPR Intern. Born near the shores of Lake Superior, my path took me to Wisconsin, Washington D.C., and Idaho, before returning to work as a developer for the University of Minnesota–Extension. I also co-run Utopian Slingshot, a technology company I cofounded. Outside work, I’m an avid reader and film enthusiast.
As a developer, I believe well-designed technology requires conversations, code, and thoughtful consideration of both. Technologists of all stripes, after all, create complex sociotechnical systems. Ignoring the social aspect introduces unintended consequences, ignoring the technical leads to failure. More than learning any particular framework or language, I strive to cultivate social and technical skills that solve problems.
Most importantly, I’m indebted to all the amazing people who I’ve had the pleasure to learn from, and work with, over the years.