I love to create - apps and art - and love to solve problems.
I am the glue. I keep balance and harmony on teams. I am able to get teams that aren't getting along to become allies.
I am the solutionist. Yes, that is a word now according to me. I am able to see into, through, around, and outside of the problem. I can come up with solutions quickly that will stand the test of scrutiny and objective thought.
I am flexible. Sometimes my solution is not the best, either because of a lack of experience in a specific area or not knowing all of the variables that need considering, but I am able to take the constructive criticism and bend to a superior solution. My ego does not get in the way of creating the optimal solution to any given problem.
I am the reasoner. I use logic and reason to make my decisions, so they usually are very good ones. My mind is constantly coming up with new ideas on ways to improve things I come upon or need to work on. My mind uses my reasoning to make sure that I can be the solutionist.
I also need challenges and love being able to solve complex problems, this is the reason I chose to develop mobile applications, currently only iOS but android will happen someday.
I am also looking to make a positive difference in the world around me. I am looking for employment which will allow me to do all of these things, while improving my skills.
MFS2 - short for My Food Storage V2 - is the second food storage app I've developed on my own. I started as a successful Kickstarter campaign, and is currently in the beta testing phase of development.
Technologies used were Swift and Firebase for Authentication, image storage, and database management - as well as the ability to sync cross platform at a later date. Other open source technologies were used for things such as the tutorial and graph plots. Firebase, being a JSON string database, introduced numerous design challenges and obstacles since my background is using SQL databases to store and manage data. Once I modified my original data structure and way of thinking, things went smoothly.
This is the third project I've done using Swift, and things are going smoother. The changes made from Swift 1 to 2, and then to 3, have had relatively minor impacts on my coding and design efforts.
Technologies used to make this project possible are:
May 2013 - Current
November 2016 - Present
April 2011 - Dec. 2013
March 2014 - May 2014
Aug. 2003 - Present
I've been coding since 2000 when I took my first CS class in high school. I've loved it ever since - even though my focus has moved away from making games, which is what got me into CS to begin with, I still thoroughly enjoy the process of creating apps.
After minoring in Computer Science at USU, I switched majors to MIS Database Administration since it was the most like CS. While teaching myself Obj-C for my senior project, I realized I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my career - make iOS apps. My first app was an extremely simplified version of MFS2 - all the heavy lifting was done on the web page we built, the app only sent information to the server and displayed information from the server. And even though the app was simple and not "Cool" I still loved making it.
I've been doing my own spec apps since then and still love making them. I plan to modify mfs2 once it is finished and turn it into a small but inexpensive warehouse management system for smaller companies to use.
While that goes on during my spare time, I am looking for employment with a company that will both stimulate me to help me become a better developer and provide me with the ability to be a contributing member of the team.
I am also looking into starting a non-profit charity to help people - I haven't quite picked a group to help, but the two that are top so far are natural disaster victims and veterans.