I'm Neil, a software engineer currently based in Asheville, North Carolina. I mostly build web apps and productivity tools for companies like Bloomberg, ModernAdvisor, and Gumstix.
I care a lot about delivering simple, beautiful, and maintainable products.
I built my first web app for a PIC microcontroller in 2008. It was written in C and occupied less than 65K including the OS, TCP/IP stack, and web server.
After joining Gumstix in 2010, I went on to co-invent and patent a web-based embedded system design tool.
In 2014, I became Modern Advisor's first full-time employee and Lead Developer. We gained regulatory approval, released 1.0, and raised Series A financing within a year.
From 2016 to 2021, I was a Senior Software Developer building developer tools at Bloomberg.
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