|Looking for some kind of heart inside this great machine.|
Principal Engineer, 12/19 - present, Seattle, WA / New York City, NY
Directing frontend and product for the progressive volunteer platform.
Used by non-profits, labor unions, the Democratic presidential primary campaigns (Sanders, Warren, Biden, etc.), and in the 2020 general election for Biden/Harris, up and down the ballot at the federal, state, and local levels.
Mobilized voters to oust the Orange Abberation from office and take back the Senate for a federal trifecta.
Staff Engineer, 02/14 - 03/18, San Francisco, CA
Founding frontend engineer on Dropbox Paper from inception to launch, having an influence in almost every aspect of a product that has an enormous surface area, combining: an editor, task manager, slideshow creator, spreadsheet tool, and wiki.
Learned more about a contentEditable editor than any reasonable person should.
Magically merged React into our 10-year-old brownfield codebase.
Dropped cats in boxes, tested lifespan.
Lead Engineer, 07/13 - 02/14, London, UK
Founding frontend engineer on Hackpad. Acquired by Dropbox.
Became what is today known as Dropbox Paper. (see above)
Frontend Engineer, 05/12 - 07/13, Paris, France
Bringing culture to the web through the Cultural Institute.
Projects included Yad Vashem, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Musée d'Orsay, and many other museums and foundations.
Founder, 07/11 - present, Paris, France / Seattle, WA
Federated social web blog and RSS reader.
Based on my custom, opinionated fork of create-react-app called all-the-things.
Created alongside a companion technical guide to modern frontend programming.
Founder, 12/10 - 11/17, Portland, OR
The free, secure, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox.
Based off of the Python project paramiko.
Frontend Engineer, 09/07 - 04/10, San Bruno, CA
One of the initial frontend engineers at YouTube.
Maintained the watch page, viewed well over 2 billion times a day.
Spearheaded campaign to drop IE6 support. You're welcome, web developers and Internet users!
Implemented measures to reduce front-end latency by more than 50%.
Worked in a loving environment.
|The Rock Hard Times||
Founder, 09/06 - 04/08, Portland, OR
A comprehensive, user-editable site for all things music.
Only the most rockin' music database ever invented.
Software Engineer, 01/06 - 08/06, Portland, OR
Worked with a tightly integrated team developing custom browser distributions.
and plugins based on the world-class Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird projects.
Learned cross-platform software developing techniques (Windows, Linux).
Clients included: Earthlink, Linspire, Angelsoft.
Software Engineer, 02/05 - 12/05, Chicago, IL
Co-developed an in-house trading application written in C#/C++.
Wrote many GUI applications that perform various tasks on the trading platform.
Wrote library using an API to connect to a trading exchange.
Acquired knowledge of working on a large-scale, multi-threaded .NET project.
Founder, 07/04 - 11/17, Zagreb, Croatia
The free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP client for Mozilla Firefox.
Charityware that's been downloaded more than 25 million times.
A small testament to the open source movement.
DEFUNCT/RANDOM PROJECTS (or how I learned to stop worrying and learn from my failures)
2020 Madness was an online social game designed to raise money for the eventual Democratic candidate in the election.
A free, cross-platform AIM client for Mozilla Firefox.
|The Largest River||
A stripped-down, minimalistic Amazon.com store proxy.
B.A. in Computer Science
4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude
Minor in Physics
Ball State University, Muncie, IN 2002-2004
Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies
Stanford University, 2018
|Spoken Languages||English (Fluent), Croatian (Fluent), French (Proficient), Spanish (Proficient)|
|Writer||Wrote a modern, technical coding guide for frontend web development.|
|Volunteer||During summers, help take care of children from an orphanage in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Proceeds from the FireFTP project went towards helping out this particular orphanage.
Supporter of LGBT rights: proceeds from the FireFTP project also go towards helping things get better in the U.S, Croatia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Built a natural cob home on Pine Ridge Reservation to help foster community and sustainable living.
Worked in Trsteno, Croatia to help restore an arboretum destroyed by a fire.
Worked at Habitat for Humanity.
Helped out at Free Geek, an organization dedicated to recycling and refurbishing used computer systems.
|Musician||Tamburica player (for Croatian musical ensemble in Chicago).|
|Photographer||Work showcased on personal website.|