Hi and Welcome!

My name is Derrick. I love solving complex problems with simple, effective solutions. I'm OS-independent, effective on both Windows and Linux operating systems. I'm typing this on my Mac, originally typed on a Chromebook. All web servers are running a Linux / Apache flavor.

I've had 8+ years of IT experience in a multitude of roles. Web development, System Administration, Project Management, Data Development, Online Marketing, Reporting Analyst, and last but not least...an all around respectful person. I've had the pleasure of working with a multitude of people in both small, medium, and large companies.

In my spare time, I enjoy practicing taekwondo, speaking in Toastmasters, and awkwardly moving my body (known as dancing). I'm an active attending member of ChicagoRuby and L.O.V.E. hacking together new and interesting projects.

Technologies & Services


Hack Projects

Where in the World is Apartments.com?

Web GL globe. Normalized location-based data. JSON formatting.

Spotfire Quotes

Tiny Sinatra App. Outputs JSON quote string. Heroku Hosting.

Mobalco USA

Ruby on Rails Website. Mailchimp API. Amazon EC2 Hosting.

Is it my birthday?

Sinatra framework. JQuery. Heroku Hosted.

Located in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL