I lead the UI Architecture team at Gilt. We create cross-site interface components, build tools for code management, testing, and deployment, optimize performance, and design APIs and shared front end code libraries.
I designed and built the front end code for pbxprompts.com, a site offering voice prompts for VoIP systems. The site included an ajax application for custom voice prompt creation, editing, and uploading. I performed usability studies and integrated the findings into the design. In addition, I managed a team of two interface designers and wrote code for voipsupply.com and its sister sites.
Moment.js is a third-party date library. However, its API is confusing and not compatible with Gilt’s front end standards. These wrappers allow the use of moment.js’s logic without using its API.
I wrote lots of code for the old Fisher-Price site. It’s pretty funny to look at now, but at least I have been writing good comments for a long time.
I’ll be speaking at this year’s jQuery Conference in Portland, Oregon, about when and how to write wrappers around third-party APIs, and why writing APIs like jQuery’s is good for jQuery but probably bad for you.
I gave a talk at last year’s GothamJS conference about the front end build tools we created at Gilt Groupe.
Design featured in the book by Dave Shea. “Tulipe is a prime example of CSS being used both intelligently and responsibly.”
Graphic design and CSS layout chosen for publication in the online showcase. The horizontal layout features CSS-driven dropdown menus which degrade gracefully for Internet Explorer.
Completed coursework and thesis defense. Thesis explores a translation from music to architecture through an analytic, reductive process.