I like to write on technology topics with a focus on Python. You can check out my writings if you’re inclined.
Frederick is a lovely small city to the Northwest of Washington, D.C. When my family committed to staying in Frederick, I involved myself in the technology scene to find community and foster a love of technology among my fellow citizens.
I care deeply about the place I now call home, and I push hard to make sure that its citizens have the opportunity to learn about technology.
I enjoy spending time on many open source projects. Some are my own. Some are the work of many. All are fun.
In 2017, I picked up the torch as the maintainer of the Django REST Framework JSON API package. This package translates Django REST Framework API output into the JSON API format. I use this project for College Conductor to seamlessly communicate with my Ember frontend.
Automated software testing is generally useful,
and the Test Anything Protocol (TAP)
is a way to track those automated results.
a set of TAP generators for Python
that hook in with Python’s testing ecosystem.
The core project is called
I work at Storybird. Storybird makes it possible for people to share creative stories through book and poetry writing. I am a software engineer with the opportunity to make Storybird an even better place to share stories. I get to write Python every day and help make the Internet more awesome.
Lockheed Martin was my employer. While there, I worked on a wide range of products. You might have heard of some of them, like GPS or satellite phones. I also gained experience with Modeling and Simulation software, web applications, and complex configuration management implementations.
I am a family man. I consider myself blessed to have a loving wife, Elease, and two great kids, Mark and Faye. My children are very young so my life is a little hectic, but that’s perfectly fine with me.
I am a Christian, and I attend New Hope OPC. My hope is that my faith reflects on all of my behavior, and that I show kindness, humility, and love.