I eat, sleep and dream in code. During the 19 years that I have worked as a software developer, I have experienced bumbling failures and spectacular successes. I make Web & Mobile apps when the sun is shining and tinker with Parallelism, Quantum Computing, and Open Source software when everyone has gone to sleep. I am a passionate advocate for Behavior Driven Development, DevOps, and ZTDD (Zero Technical Debt Development).
I have been programming since the early 1980's, and started designing and building websites for work during the early 2000's. I have co-founded a company and been the first employee at a tech start-up three times.
I studied Music Technology, Production & Performance at Langley College in England, where my teacher jokingly nicknamed me "Doctor Filter", because a) every musician was pre-pending their name with "Dr." back then, (E.g., Dr. Dre), and b), because I would apply Frequency Cutoff Filters to every channel of the electronic music I produced.
My peers thought this nickname was hilarious, and so it stuck. With an ungodly number of hours playing Team Fortress 2 under my belt, my nickname naturally shifted to its present, 1337 form, "F1LT3R".