False motivation is better than no motivation.

I’ve been blessed to have written software in several industries using various different technologies.

While working for a government contractor, I had the opportunity to write analytics software that is used by the CIA, NCIS, NSA and FBI. This project was written primarily with Java and Apache Solr.

When working in the healthcare space, I utilized .NET and picked up skills in Lua. We also had a number of new projects that gave me the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills and concepts that touch everything from infrastructure, big data, and security

Working in the financial services space afforded me the opportunity to work with Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, and MySQL in a Linux environment. This project was particularly cool for many reasons. First, I really enjoyed working with Rails and MongoDB. Second, the project was extremely fast paced. Third, the leadership allowed me to design, explore, and implement all types of features and projects while allowing me to take full ownership of the task. And finally but certainly not least, the team was awesome!

At MDF Commerce/Vendor Registry, I've gained experience working in a full stack .NET environment that includes Azure. Developing with Elasticsearch has also allowed me to gain experience setting up a Linux server in Azure and being the point person on my team. This project afforded me the opportunity to learn how to secure a Linux machine, Elasticsearch instance/clusters, and expand on my Azure knowledge and skill sets. Additionally, I’ve had experience using Python and AWS.

I am extremely fortunate that every team that I have been on has been stacked with smart, hardworking, and cool folks!