Hello OPLIN! 🎉

After six years at OhioNet, I'm thrilled to announce that I've accepted a position as Software Developer at the Ohio Public Library Information Network. In this capacity, I'll be able to continue building my technical skills (breadth and depth) in support of Ohio's vibrant public libraries.

My initial tasks will be: (1) migrating OPLIN's legacy ticketing system into an open source platform called osTicket, (2) leading OPLIN's authentication services for statewide resource access, and (3) supporting, maintaining, and expanding the code base developed by Karl Jendretsky over the past 18 years. I can't wait to hit the ground running.

Placard for the OPLIN Office Suite [website]

One of my first purchases for the new office?

Adding a burr grinder to our assortment of coffee preparation devices. OPLIN has the most extensive collection of coffee making tools that I've ever encountered in a office space (e.g., french press, pour-over, chemex). Which, of course, I adore and support 💯. A cup of freshly ground Morrison Coffee in the morning is the perfect way to start the morning.

Baratza Encore Burr Grinder

Where is all of this action is going to take place?

On my new laptop Apple M1 MacBook Pro! I can’t express how stoked I am to have this machine as my daily driver. Having spent the last 5 years on a MacBook Pro with those pesky butterfly mechanism issues (e.g., repeating characters, unresponsive keystrokes), it’s a dream to once again have a rock solid keyboard. I tend to be a heavy typer, so I’m crossing my fingers that these triggers will perform for years to come.

Apple M1 MacBook Pro with Stickers
Software Developer

Focusing on cultural heritage institutions: discovery applications, data (and metadata) wrangling, web development, process automation, and system integration.