About the Author

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Me

Howdy, I’m Brit. I grew up and live in Dallas, Texas, I’m in my mid-thirties, and I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

I worked as an engineer at Caterpillar for 2 years, but quickly got the itch to work in smaller, faster moving environments. I quit my day job to work with web technology full time as a contract engineer for startups in the Dallas area.

In 2010 I joined Key Ring, then a tiny mobile app with a growing user base. As lead engineer for both iOS and web infrastructure, I’ve been battle-hardened as Key Ring has grown from 100k users to over 11 million users with all the accompanying scaling pains. We were acquired by Gannett in 2012.

I’m a battle-tested developer that has shipped high-traffic systems using:

  • Ruby / Ruby on Rails
  • iOS
  • Amazon Web Services
  • MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, Memcached

For fun, I like to build games. You can find my game dev stuff at Foolish Aggro

Contact me at brit [at] this domain .com