About Me

Greetings. I am a web developer, systems administrator, "DevOps" automator, and sometimes a drummer. I live in Montréal, Québec, and work remotely for Flow. Je parle un peu français, et 私は少し日本語を話しいます。

My Career

2009

I started my career doing freelance web development (primarily using WordPress) for local businesses under the name of X96 Design. I never made enough yearly income to warrant paying taxes, and did a lot of work for experience. However, since I was 13 at the time, that was just fine.

2012

I applied for a summer internship at Metalab and somehow landed a job as frontend web developer. My colleagues there taught me more than I could have ever imagined, including the magic of caffeine (thanks, Steven). Near the end of my time here, I helped build the original prototypes of Flow Chat.

2015

I moved to Stembolt (defunct 2018), building eCommerce sites in Rails. It was here that my interest in production engineering became realised. A company full of Linux users and backend developers was a significantly different experience, and I was able to learn so much from my colleagues during my time there.

2017

Joining Flow as an API Developer, I was once again Metalab-adjacent. Thus far I have grown into my role, leading many backend engineering projects with Rails and Elixir as well as directly planning, implementing, and maintaining critical production infrastructure and operations.