I'm a mobile software developer based out of Toronto Ontario, Canada. Building native mobile applications for recognized brands since 2009. Well versed in design patterns, test driven development (TDD), and platform porting (iOS apps to Android and vice versa).

In a previous life, I was a Drupal developer and I still do some custom Drupal module and theme development. Recently I've picked Symfony as my PHP development framework of choice, and will use it as a starting point for projects not fit for Drupal.

This site is primarily used to showcase the work I've done in the past and illustrating what I've learned in my years of experience. See the contact page for contact information.

M.Sc Computer Science - University of Guelph ('08)
B. Comp (Honours), Business Administration minor - University of Guelph ('05)

Finally Landed an iPhone Development Job

I haven't made a blog post in 2 weeks for a pretty good reason. I was lucky enough to land an iPhone development job with a mobile dev start up. So I've been busy working on getting up to speed with how the company works, and getting to know my way around the iPhone platform. And if there is one thing I've learned in the last 2 weeks, it's that my 500 page iPhone dev book can not cover everything you can learn from hands on experience and a ton of googling.

So here's how the job capture went down. On a Wednesday night, I was on craigslist looking for iPhone dev jobs using my link that I posted in my last blog post. I would once in a while hit refresh to see if anyone posted a job. So about at 10pm, I saw a job post that seemed to have been ripped right from my mind. They talked about looking for intermediate developers who don't have too much mobile dev experience, and have a passion to learn from developers with 5-10 years of mobile dev experience. I couldn't believe it. It was as if someone was watching my life, and posted a job post directed towards me, and it was some elaborate hoax.

The Hunt for iPhone Development Jobs

If you've been following my recent blog posts, you'll know that I have been working on moving into the mobile application development industry. I've had a few experiences in the past few weeks that might interest anyone else looking for iphone development jobs. Your experiences may vary.

Post Grad School Job Hunting and Career Moves

Happy New Year everyone!

I woke up feeling like it was time I wrote a new blog post. I figured I'd reflect on the post masters work world.

So did I need a masters to get the job I have? Absolutely not. Apparently work experience is far more desirable than education. Some employers consider grad school some type of work experience, but these employers are few and far between.

The job I got right out of school was a Drupal job (surprise surprise). I did have a couple of years experience using Drupal, so it wasn't a problem for me to find that work. Since the drupal stuff wasn't what I spent 3 years in grad school for, it was a little depressing knowing I didn't have to be in grad studies to do what I was doing. The part that really hurt was when I was passed up for doing something that my grad studies actually prepared me to do for someone else that had more experience in mobile application development.

My New MacBook Pro and iPhone Development

Happy Holidays Everyone

I haven't made a blog post in a while, so I thought I would come back and give a quick update on what's been going on.


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