About Bryan

Hi there. I’m Bryan. Nice to meet you. No the pleasure is all mine. What’s that? You want to know more about me? Well, ok.

I just left my role as a Director at Siberia. I am currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

For a long time I did freelance software development as an independent contractor. Sometimes freelance meant contract work, where I’m essentially a short term employee, and sometimes it meant project based work where I build products or parts of products for individual clients. The project based work tended to be my favorite because I got to be more involved in the process and I like building things.

I consider myself a generalist when it comes to software development. I have used and am comfortable using a five or six different server-side languages and I have spent several years doing front-end development in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. While I was doing contract work I would frequently get asked in interviews whether I prefer server-side or client-side development and I never had an answer because I enjoy doing both. Both “sides” of web development have unique and thought provoking challenges to overcome and I enjoy the challenges of both. Additionally, I have experience doing mobile development for Android and some limited experience on the iOS platform though my knowledge of iOS is out of date.

For the latter half of 2011 I was “out of the game” because I was doing volunteer work for tsunami victims with my girlfriend in the Tohoku prefecture of Japan. Prior to our month of volunteer work I was “taking time off” to work on my pet project, Persnicketly. After the voluneering we spent a little over a month and a half traveling around and then spent the holidays with my parents.

If you’re interested in talking I’m easy to get in touch with via email. My work history is also easy to see, just head over to my resume.