• My First Data Science Project

    Since I'm now program manager for the data science program at Thinkful I've decided to dive in and get my hands dirty with some data science tools like numpy and pandas. Here's the result of my first project.

  • You're Leaving Aristotle?!

    I'm excited to announce that I have a new job! A few people have been asking some questions and I want to make sure we clarify a few things.

  • The Culture of Performance

    Web performance isn't a one person job, it's up to everyone to make sure their work is optimized. In this article I talk about why it's important for everyone to care about web performance and share a few tips to how you can start doing your part to ensure your website is performing at high speeds.

  • Questions for Google AMP

    There's a lot of buzz about the new Google AMP spec, which allows developers to create fast sites with special markup. But after looking into this trend I had a few questions that needed to be answered. The main question: couldn't we accomplish the same result with standard markup and services?

  • Design and Performance: ASPSF.org

    Many believe you have to sacrafice design and/or functionality for performance. That's just not true! Here we proved that when our team redesigned Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship.

  • Solving Big Challenges of the Physical Web

    The Physical Web and beacon technology is changing the way people interact with the things around them. This post is a response to IBM's blog post on the challenges of the physical web.

  • WebP Images and Performance

    It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but online, a picture can be worth a thousand kilobytes or more! In this article Adrian and I look into WebP images, it's image quality, and how to implement them today on the web. If you're a performance geek and want to seriously cut down page size, you've got to check out this article.

  • 60 Web Performance Experts to Follow

    KeyCDN created a list of top web performance experts to follow on Twitter. I was extremely excited to see my name (#22) on this list full of incredible designers and developers that I've been following for years!

  • WebP Images & Performance

    It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but online, a picture can be worth a thousand kilobytes or more! In this article Adrian and I look into WebP images, it's image quality, and how to implement them today on the web. If you're a performance geek and want to seriously cut down page size, you've got to check out this article.

  • Measuring Website Performance

    People care deeply about how fast websites load and they depend on us to articulate and measure how well their website is performing. There are great paid products on the market that can keep track of a website's performance, but there are plenty of websites and JavaScript APIs that can help you measure these metrics free of charge.

  • Thinkful Review: Learn Coding with Mentors

    Anna Cherry was a student of mine at Thinkful who writes for Skilled Up. She did a review on Thinkful and published the article on SkilledUp.com. I wish Thinkful was around when I was learning to code. Having someone to bounce ideas off of and keep me motivated would have made me learn a lot faster!

  • Optimizing your images: Make your website load faster

    Images take up the majority of page size today. In this article I talk about optimizing images to ensure they are optimized to the best of their ability. We take a look at the different types of images and the tools available to help optimze them.