I've been into computers since I was a kid, back when disks were floppy and screens only had one color. Originally focused on the web my passion shifted towards mobile devices with the announcement of the iPhone. I released my first app in 2012 and since then I've worked on a number of others, many of which have been featured as top ranking apps in the App Store.
After migrating to Canada in the late 80s my parents invested in a Compaq Portable and a plethora of programming books. Over the next few years I got the hang of MS-DOS, then Windows, and then a little bit of VB.
I was pulled out of school into an accelerated learning program where we learned HTML, Corel PhotoPaint and even some JS. I spent the next few making websites, Winamp skins and writing Photoshop tutorials.
At the age of 12 I got my first paid job from the University of Toronto. A simple Flash intro for the civil engineering department landing page. From there I started focusing on my career in the web.
After Apple released the iPhone I began watching it's growh and realized this was the direction mobile computing was heading in. I started learning Objective-C and developing apps. My first contracted app was released in 2012 and my first personal app was released in 2013.
A colleague I met at a tech event told me they needed a talented mobile developer for their startup. I jumped on the opportunity and quickly took over as the lead mobile engineer.Over the next few years I get to work with some extremelely talented individuals from Facebook, Blackberry, and Pivotal.
I take up a teaching position at a local bootcamp for iOS developers. The experience gives me first hand experience explaining new technologies and working with students coming from a wide range of technical backgrounds. I also start focusing on automation.
I try to get back to all emails within 72 hours unless I'm travelling. If you're contacting me about a project or consultation please bear in mind I don't work under an equity/profit-share basis. I'm currently focusing primarily on native iOS, watchOS, and Android projects.