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const tools = [
    'ESNext (JavaScript)', 'Node.js', 'Angular', 'Ionic',
    'XO', 'ESLint', 'Mocha', 'Bluebird (Promises)', 'NPM',
    'AWS Cognito', 'GitHub', 'Cordova', 'Babel', 'HTML5',
    'Less/SASS', 'Gulp', 'Typescript', 'Webpack', 'Sketch'
]

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).

In my early career, I focused on pushing the bleeding-edge of web technology. I was a Technical Lead for Mozilla, chaired the Audio Working Group at The W3C, worked on data visualization for Newsweek, developed a Node.js platform for Redbull Studios and wrote an article for the .NET magazine about JavaScript animation. In recent years I have focused on using technology to help solve social problems. I was a Software Architect and Scrum Master for a Web Accessibility company and a Lead Developer for two mobile healthcare apps.

I am always on the lookout for people smarter than me, who are trying to solve real problems for real people. I like to work with Lean companies that have reached consensus on DevOps and are continually innovating with small development teams fully engaged in the mission of the company.

I have been programming since the early 1980's, and started designing and building websites for workin the early 2000's. I have co-founded a company and been the first employee at a start-up three times.

I studied Music Technology, Production & Performance at Langley College in England, where my teachers nicknamed me: "Doctor Filter", because I would apply Frequency Cutoff Filters to all of the music I produced; over time this nickname shifted to "F1LT3R" because I used to be an avid gamer (HL, L4D), and because: L337 ju57 533m3d 50 d0p3!