I’m working on a number of side projects, indie apps, and open source projects. I want to highlight a few of them here and link out to others. If you are looking for a more formal resume, you can find that here.
You can find my indie iOS and macOS apps at Hexed Bits. As I continue to develop and release new apps, you will find them there.
I co-host the Swift Unwrapped podcast with my good friend, JP Simard. We started this podcast in February 2017 and continue to publish new episodes. We have welcomed a number of guests to our show, including members of the Swift Core Team. We were even mentioned on the official Swift blog post announcing the Swift 5.1 release.
I started the Swift Weekly Brief newsletter in December 2015, and was the primary author until January 2018 before handing it off to the community. Since, Bas Broek has kindly taken over as the primary author.
I started this project with the intention of making it a community effort. To my knowledge it was the first newsletter of its kind, to be completely open source, and run by the community, for the community. I’m proud to say it inspired Colin Eberhardt to start his own newsletter, WebAssembly Weekly, which started as a fork of Swift Weekly Brief.
The newsletter also inspired the Swift Community Podcast, which is structured in a similar way — a podcast for the Swift community, by the Swift community. You can read more about the newsletter here.
My most popular library in the iOS community is JSQMessagesViewController, which is now deprecated. I was highly active on this project from 2013-2016, and at it’s peak it was installed in over 50,000 apps (according to CocoaPods stats) and reached over 11,000 stars on GitHub. I built a community around this project with great care and intention. Like many in the community, I was sad to see it go. What I’m most proud of however, was that it was used in early versions of Signal for iOS (as well as many other lesser known iOS apps).
I co-authored IGListKit with Ryan Nystrom while working at Instagram. Of all the work I did at that company, this is what I’m most proud of. It was a successful project and widely adopted in the iOS community.