developer, coder, programmer
I'm a full-stack Web Developer in Chicago, IL.
I spent the first professional decade of my life running video cameras, switchers, audio mixers, and editing; development is my second career. I came to it after moving to Chicago in pursuit of a master's in computer graphics at DePaul (my bachelor's is from Carolina). To my surprise, the curriculum focused more on programming than modeling. I took the skills I learned and started freelancing. That was about 10 years ago. I’ve been developing ever since.
In general, I prefer full-stack development. I find the breadth of knowledge and experience required makes freelancing much easier. I can develop API’s, build front-end features, and/or integrate third party platforms into existing apps. I find that rewarding.
I write Node, PHP, and ColdFusion on the back-end. For frameworks, I use ExpressJs with Node, Slim with PHP, and FuseBox with ColdFusion. Most of my ColdFusion projects are sans-framework, however. For API planning, Apiary is my tool of choice.