Secret Weapon - It's one of those fun titles you get when you are at a startup, but also one of which I have become fond. And so I've kept it.
Originally it was a title to hide the fact I was single handedly building an entire shopping experience for what was mostly a static drag and drop website builder. Both have grown so much now. I'm humbled to see how people use the tools I have helped create, and the smart friends I get to work with.
I am a technologist, mentor, and entrepreneur.
I Learned to code when I was a child, studied both engineering and computer science at university, and tinker on side projects despite not having enough time in the day.
I've written CMS systems from scratch multiple times; eCommerce too. Throw in my own ORM (patents pending), client/server MVVM framework, and contributions to browser developer tools, and call me well rounded. Just not a ninja or unicorn. I'm always learning.
Helping people is more rewarding than a paycheck. Life is awesome when you can do both. Working to build teams, products, companies, is as fascinating as code.
No one will recognize me, but I have spoken at keynotes in front of thousands. It's easier than in front of ten. In front of just one can be the most relaxing, or the most terrifying.