I’ve been interested in computers and technology as long as I can remember. My first computer was a Tandy 2000, followed by I believe a Packard Bell. I think my language progression has looked something like: BASIC > C++ > VB6 > Scheme (Lisp) > Java > C#.NET > Python > Objective C > ASM (barely) > JavaScript (nodejs) > Go

I studied math and computer science at MIT. 18C for those familiar, I preferred math to the EE requirements in course 6. I worked in a UROP doing augmented reality programming back in the day when that meant a Compaq iPaq palm pilot with a bluetooth GPS device.

I started my career with a startup called Intelligent Devices – we did pretty much anything for which a DOT would pay us. I was a “jack of all trades” in this role – but mainly software engineering in .NET and Java, but also hardware design, embedded coding, product management, bid writing, and everything in all phases of a project delivery lifecycle. We were acquired by Delcan, a larger Civil Engineering firm, a couple years into my tenure and I stayed on a few years after the acquisition.

After Delcan, I made the move to The Home Depot in Store Operations software. I spent time running teams building software for asset protection, building services, and all mobile applications used on the Android devices in store. After a few years in this group, I moved on to lead our app platforms and dev tools, where I really learned about leverage for software engineers and how a steadfast focus on developer experience can greatly benefit an organization. My scope included the cloud platform team at Home Depot, which focused on a very large install and user base.

A few years after that, following completion of my MBA at University of Georgia, I made the move back up to Boston to take a position leading engineering teams in supply chain at Wayfair.

I’m passionate about technology and software, particularly removing pain points and bottlenecks for operations software users and software engineers.