Compute Midwest – 2016

These are a few of the notes I took at the Compute Midwest Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on November 2, 2016.

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Making Lemonade

Dealing with a rough sequence of events can be tough. If you’re in a strange pattern that seems to be continuing in a downward direction, you may do well to keep a few things in mind to preserve your sanity.


Accountability and Shared Experiences

I work and live alone. As a web developer, my day-to-day is largely spent in front of a screen, flying solo. In fact, I work to create opportunities we can all experience in our own little personal glass spheres.


Mr. Technicianal Man

Follow along as I tell the story of going from kid-with-camera to guy-with-computer! This is the first time I have really spelled out the story of how I got into the field of web development, and how young I was when I got my start.


re: Lost in Translation

I have been sitting on this post since mid-summer of 2011. Perhaps you would take a stroll with me as we consider this masterful piece of cinema. Here’s to commemorating one of the best films ever made…that I may never need to watch again.


15 Moments to Close Out 2015

2015 was a year of, “firsts” for me: First time moving back to Springfield, MO (from KC). First two months of 60-70 hour work weeks…


The Young American

Growing up in the United States of America has been a real privilege. What follows is the chronicle of one young man as he contemplates freedom.


Spirit of the Midwest

I can finally show off some stuff I have been up to with my good friend Wesley Noble – we started a podcast interviewing people from/in/around the great Midwest, USA. Check it out!


Friendly Neighborhood Chivalries

8:00am on a chilly morning in Springfield, Missouri. One of my neighbors, a woman in her mid-twenties, is trying to scrape several layers of ice off her windshield with a tiny scraper. I have a couple hefty ones in my car – growing up in the Midwest has its advantages – and immediately feel obligated to offer my assistance.