Life is self-directed change
My story, to date...
I started building webapps at the age of 15, and a fledgling internet empire began to emerge over the next several years. Destinations included 10k+ registered user forums, self-service blogging and webhosting platforms, a full-featured classifieds portal (Safarri), and an ambitious global knowledgebase (Plexpedia). All were powered by a custom-developed PHP framework with features like automatic css / js asset bundling and a browser-window-aware multidomain db-backed session persistence system.
I discovered Unity at the age of 18, and refocused on the world of realtime 3D. This culminated in self-publishing Mars Explorer, a multiplayer vehicular combat / adventure simulator for desktop and mobile platforms. Early distinctions included a month as the most popular OS X game dashboard widget in the world, and Special Recognition in the 2008 Unity awards. Thanks to it's viscerally satisfying vehicle physics and integrated map design tools, a vibrant community developed around the game. Several friends I made through this project are now pursuing their own careers in 3D modeling / industrial design.
I'm currently serving as the Director of Technology at Kochava, engineering large-scale data processing and analysis tools. We're a recognized leader in the mobile advertising industry, and growing exponentially.
I occasionally contribute code towards Syn3h - the realization of Mars Explorer's underlying vision. Picture yourself sculpting an intricate virtual world using simple tools, then jumping inside it from the cockpit of a futuristic buggy to play laser tag with your friends.