Resumé

Note

I am not currently looking for full-time work. If you are looking for an iOS development team to bring your ideas to reality, please contact Second Gear

Career

Owner/Developer, Second Gear LLC - 2006 - Present Built popular iPhone Web application, PocketTweets, that allowed users to use their Twitter account from their iPhone. Released Today: a Mac OS X event and task management utility built on the CalendarStore framework. Released Elements, the first text editor for iOS to support Dropbox syncing and Markdown editing. Organized Indie+Relief, a gathering of 140 Mac & iPhone developers who pledged to donate one day’s sales to Haitian earthquake relief charities. Raised $143,872.

iOS Developer/Social Engineer, Hipstamatic — May 2012 - August 2012 Designed, developed and implemented new features for popular camera application Hipstamatic. Assisted in production of Snap Magazine for iPad which was read by over 100,000 people. In charge of special projects related to sharing both externally and internally inside the Hipstamatic ecosystem.

Shrunk my jean sizes 2 inches. Grew a mustache. Listened to a lot of Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.

Mobile Developer, HotelTonight — January 2012 - May 2012 Implemented accessibility support in the existing iPhone app. Added support for collecting user reviews to iPhone app. Co-developed iPad app from scratch, which was featured by Apple and maintains a 4.5 star rating.

Education

Bachelor Of Science, Computer & Information Technology - Purdue University (2006)

Technical Skills

Mac OS X development using Cocoa application frameworks. Experienced with Core Data, CalendarStore, Bindings and Core Animation.

iPhone development using the iOS SDK. Experienced with Core Data, EventKit, iAd and concurrency through NSOperation.

A keen eye for crafting great user experiences for the Mac, iOS, and other mobile platforms.

Publications

Speaking

  • Spoke at One More Thing in Melbourne Australia, May 2012 — Selling Out: Why I Gave Up The Indie Dream To Try Startups
  • Spoke at 360|iDev Denver, September 2011 — Integrating ^Blocks Into Your Mac & iOS App
  • Spoke at 360|MacDev Denver, December 2010 — Integrating The Social In Your Mac Apps

Mac OS X Projects

Today - Mac OS X application (2008-2012) Sole developer. Mac application that integrates with system’s calendaring framework to show customers a daily overview of their scheduled events and tasks. Uses Core Animation, CalendarStore framework, and bindings. Awarded Apple Staff Pick January 2011.

iPhone Projects

Elements - Universal iOS application (2010) Sole Developer. iOS application that allows customers to write, preview and publish their Markdown or plain text files. All data syncs to Dropbox using custom syncing framework powered by Dropbox SDK and NSOperationQueues. Supports publishing to Tumblr, Facebook, and Evernote. Named Macworld’s text editor of the year 2010 and one of Gizmodo’s best iPad apps of 2010.

MarkdownMail - Universal iOS application (2010-2012) Sole developer. Mini application using iOS SDK to allow users to compose and send HTML emails on their iPhone or iPad using the popular Markdown markup syntax.