My experience

This is a casual, non-technical description of my professional experience. If you want detailed descriptors, please refer to my LinkedIn.

WarnerMedia

Systems/Software Engineer

June 2019 – Present

You’ll be hard pressed to find a group of people as passionate, devoted, and cohesive as the team here at WarnerMedia.

Hands-on exposure with AWS, intense deadlines, and maintaining/upgrading the infrastructure that supports the frontlines of news, media and sports.


VMware

AirWatch Consultant

July 2018 – March 2019

Never have I purchased so many dress shirts in such a short period of time, nor have I destroyed so many with just a single Burts Bee’s chapstick that slipped into the dryer.

VMware is a fascinating company. There are so many wings/branches of technology that it offers and an endless well of knowledge to try to drain.

My customers were no longer people my age or a family friend, they were Fortune companies with incredibly complex and diverse use cases.


Turner Broadcasting

Software Development Intern

May 2017 – December 2017

Woah, you mean to tell me that I get to work with over five different interesting companies at once and I get a food court at the office? Hello 15 pounds of Taco Bell and Goodbye evenings as I commute my way through 1h30m of Atlanta traffic.

The energy of this team was contagious, perhaps that’s why I couldn’t help but return to Turner, or “WarnerMedia”.


Cox Communications

Software Development Co-op

Aug 2016 – December 2016

Balsamiq Mockups, Balsamiq Mockups, Balsamiq Mockups…

Doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? In either case, Balsamiq Mockups.


InterContinental Hotels Group

Systems Engineering Intern

May 2016 – August 2016

Moving up from small dedicated private servers, I witnessed what the digital operations of a true corporation looks like and it was both equal parts amazing and terrifying.

Here is where I began to play with big-budget licensed server solutions from Citrix, Oracle, and the standard IT toolset of a large company.


Student Media

Website Manager

August 2014 – May 2016

This gig was pretty fantastic. I met some amazing people through this position and got my first exposure to the operations of a “media company”, down to the dreadful experience of handing out to newspapers to students who have enough ink-drenched paper to carry.

In this role, I was able to explore new technical realms with a larger budget such as dedicated private servers, high-volume traffic, SEO (or really, how to make Google happy), and online marketing. I redesigned and re-developed all of the media outlets websites and decreased overhead a significant amount.


Kennel Assistant

My Local Vet

High School

I can still smell the bleach.


Mini Entrepreneur

Various Ventures

Elementary/Middle/High School

At the age of 9, when I was not blue-screening Windows XP with the latest screensavers and custom themes, I was fiddling with Dreamweaver learning basic HTML for this very domain. I even created a theme browser for Neopets profiles. Don’t believe me?

Not meaning to brag, but I did get a couple trophies in computer camp growing up.

As I refined my skills, I learned server-side scripting and basic database management in middle school and spun up various online services for different communities, whether it be gaming or social commerce websites.

In high school I focused on nonprofit websites, aiding family/friends with websites, and developed a small clientele. I also ran a YouTube coding tutorial channel which I will never share with you. You might be able to find it on your own though if you ever cared to.

I also launched a service for a video game (Minecraft, if you are curious) that provisioned free temporary multiplayer servers, powered by donations. Through word of mouth, over half-a-million people used this service!


Kid

Home

1995 – High School

During my time as a Kid at Home, I learned many important duties, such as how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and more importantly the limits of my parent’s patience.