I am a Fullstack Web Developer specializing in Angular and Rails. I am also an indie Game Designer and Social Science enthusiast.
The Web Dev world is a fascinating and diverse culture of opensource collaboration and ever-evolving tools. While less structured than traditional CS, I am intrigued by its intersection of creative and technical challenges to optimize the user experience.
Interests: Usability, data streaming, visualization
Inspiration: Ubuntu’s “Unity Search”, Fuzzy Search, Google Drive Suite
I love playing and creating games with solid, well-thought-out mechanics that encourage strategy and reward experimentation. I am most strongly drawn to games that involve handing the player an array of tools for them to build emergent strategies and combos with. Lately I’ve found myself enamoured with digital CCGs and and deckbuilding games.
Interests: Systems Design, Balancing, Luck-to-Agency Ratio, Emergent Strategies
Inspiration: Dominion, Dawn of War II, Duelyst, Chronicle: Runescape Legends, Solforge, Cosmic Encounter
Ever since I watched “The Century of the Self” by Adam Curtis, I have been fascinated by sociology and psychology, particularly as it relates to influence, knowledge, and conflict management. I have since become fascinated by the unique and compelling challenges our psychological tendencies put on understanding ourselves and one another.
Interests: Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture, Emotional Intelligence, Situational Leadership, Mindfulness
Inspiration: Adam Curtis, Rory Sutherland, Simon Sinek, Alain de Botton