I spend most days keeping the Boston University web up and running. In my three years at BU I've released three five-star plugins on WordPress.org, become a core WordPress contributor, led a team of developers in modernizing our WordPress infrastructure, developed a custom SQL grader to support a popular course on Sabermetrics for the edX platform, and shared knowledge and experience through presentations and mentorship.
Some nights I channel experience picked up on the job into the eager minds of aspiring web designers and developers as an adjunct instructor at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Waltham, MA.
In a former life I was an audio engineer, working as an assistant production manager for a vibrant performing arts center in Richmond, VA. In my spare time I am a craft beer enthusiast, avid outdoorsman and loving husband and dog owner.
I read more code then I write, and am suspicious of any code that lacks test coverage, succinct comments and consistent style. I'm a big fan of automation as a means to remove sources of tedium that so often obstruct progress and creativity, and a firm believer in test driven development and continuous integration to ensure code quality remains high in the face of constant iteration. Some of my best coding is done with the delete key.
Courses taught — WordPress I / II, WordPress Plugin Development, PHP / MySQL, Project II / III.