Gaiety's visual representation as a fursona (an original furry fandom character) depicted as an animated gif falling downward with a controlled hand outstretched. Faer hair and tail waves in the wind while their floppy dog ears flop about as well. Fae are an anthromorphic canine like a german shepherd clothed like a human in a t-shirt and denim shorts. Art is by Lynte.

Lead Full-Stack Software Engineer at SkillsEngine in Work

(Aug 2020 - April 2021) Working with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) at SkillsEngine to connect employers, educators and students in new ways through technology via Ember.js apps.

We're bridging the skills gap! Employers need qualified candidates. Teachers need to know what skills are missing from their curriculum. People need to find work. My hope in this role is to build software that matters to real people giving students a strong start to their career at places they'll be happier to work at.

UI Improvements

We are building applications using the latest EmberJS and Ruby on Rails technologies. My focus at SkillsEngine was to help the team convert from agile to Shape Up, improve accessiblity and UX in key user flows and improve automation testing.

Wish to contact me about meetup or conference talks, work opportunities or otherwise? Reach out to me via email.


Work history, skills, volunteering and talks given all in a one page PDF.

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