What I’ve been up to lately
My first experience with computers was watching my oldest brother rig up a baud modem to our brand new Windows 1995 computer and play Warcraft II with his friend across town. The resulting thousand-dollar internet bill and my parents anger at my brother taught me nothing - I’ve been hooked on computers ever since.
I currently work as a Senior Application Developer for Homesteaders Life Company in Des Moines.
Outside of work I have a wonderful wife and a daughter. My wife is a superhero because she still loves me even though I’m known to be a dungeon master for Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and puts up with me taking an entire bookshelf (literally) of Warhammer 40k literature.
BA in MIS, 2016
University of Northern Iowa
AAS in Computer Support, 2012
Kirkwood Community College
I care a lot about…
I’ve been using .NET Core since its beta release and am always staying on top of the latest release.
The MVC pattern using ASP.NET MVC 5 was my first professional adventure into the world of web development.
I’m an agile pragmatist, but am convinced it is the best way to build software at this moment.
I take software craftsmanship very seriously and that means skills beyond just writing code - what it means to be a professional, having pride in my work, etc.
I’m passionate about delivering better software faster and avoiding software death spirals.