Hi, I'm Jay. I’m a pragmatic technical leader with a people-first approach to building successful, innovative digital experiences. With 17 years experience in professional software development, and over a decade in consulting, I've been a part of nearly every size and shape of project team you can imagine, in nearly every industry, and I've played many roles. In this time, I've learned that the most valuable and impactful thing you can build is not a product, but a team. This is my mission at Cantina. Notable projects I’ve been a part of include SyncThink, architecting medical device software for the Android concussion detection protocol platform EYE-SYNC, Vista Higher Learning’s Maestro Chat, a real time video enabled language learning platform, the award-winning FundVisualizer for Putnam Investments, and Harvard University’s Campus Services website redesign.
“The key to building a correct software system is to have an even number of sign errors.”
Areas of Expertise & Interest:
iOS, Android and JVM technologies. ES6, Node.js, C and systems programming. Python, OpenGL, automated testing, continuous delivery, infrastructure planning and build out, server-less architectures, real time video, and cross-platform development.
Other Fun Facts:
For the past seven years, I’ve volunteered at, fund raised for and ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There’s no cause closer to my heart. In my free time, I’ve also produced a handful of open source software projects, including ObjectivelyMVC, a user interface and interaction framework for video games, and Quetoo, a first-person shooter based on the legendary Quake series. The game has been greenlit on Valve’s Steam platform, and is available for PC, Mac and Linux.
B.S., Computer Science - University of Massachusetts