I love solving problems and being challenged at work. I also like interacting with customers, co-workers, designers, and marketing people - they are a hoot! So, if you want someone to sit down, shut up, and crank out code, I am not your guy (thank u, next). I like to be part of the process, involved in the decisions, and express my opinions. To be clear, I have many opinions, but they are loosely held. I love a challenge and the development world changes quickly. I am a hard worker and love to learn new things and do the best I can. I just did a personal project with GraphQL and Apollo and I am in love.
Outside of work, I am not going to live on Github. I'm going to play the piano, hike, or entertain my 3 monsters (who have me tied around their finger). Maybe go to Chick-fil-a. Nobody's perfect.
My favorite project at Ancestry was a campaign to allow users to create their own 'trade-able' player cards. Built with canvas and the ability to upload to Facebook/Twitter. A blast to build and our users loved it. Other highlights: Improve DNA Homepage load time from 13 to 2 seconds, lead development team to rapidly develop prototypes and get user feedback.
Web animations are a pain, but very fun at the same time. I was picturing something more like a Pottermore Patronus experience, but with limited time and budget, we still came up with a super fun and engaging site built with Greensock and SVG animations. The campaign ended a while ago, but I still have a copy of it for you to enjoy and throw shade. It's fine, I don't mind ;)