I’ve been fully into Android application development since Cupcake and the original Google G1, releasing the first Gameboy emulator for Android as well as a half-dozen other high profile applications and having my apps featured all over the web. I’ve used my expert knowledge in the area to train others and do contract work and consulting for local businesses. In the time since I’ve also been working towards proficiency in web frameworks for mobile app development.
I’m currently a Software Deployment Specialist at UOIT, a University with a difficult to pronounce acronym that you might know better as Durham College (much to my dismay). I spent 6 years here learning Computing Science and I’ve loved my time here enough that I’ve stuck around to help improve things for future students.
I run pilot projects on new technologies, automate the fuck out of everything, create images deployed to thousands of laptops, handle the software packaging, deployment and security of hundreds software titles, level 3 line of support, server and application administration, web development and Windows app development.
I may be an anxious introvert but I haven’t let that stop me from taking up barefoot running through downtown, giving out flowers to random strangers, or inventing random holidays like Run through the Pond Day and Super Happy Fun Fun Smile Day.
My house is decked out in home automation toys (including my own custom Arduino solution for opening and closing my blinds that I've presented on at Oshawa's Tech conferences). I've modified all my locks to use the same key and practice lockpicking. I've created custom boardgames.
I’ve filled a classroom with stuffed animals, cubicles with balloons, pitched a tent in a hallway for the day, rode a train in my underwear, decked out my bicycle in glowsticks for an impromptu night parade, and had many many wonderful hour long conversations with strangers.
It’s difficult to ignore my anxiety…very difficult actually…but life is about making stories. So that’s what I’m here to do.