Timeline

I enjoy keeping this personal timeline up to date. It highlights some of the important moments from my life each year.

2019

  1. 🎉 Turned 30!
  2. 🌴 Went to Costa Rica with my wife
  3. 🛳️ Went on my first cruise with the family
  4. 🏏 Won the Toronto and District Cricket Championship
  5. ✍️ Built and launched Abra — an application that makes it easier for product managers and engineering managers to plan

2018

  1. Launched Remote Job Lists. It aggregates job listings from remote employers and presents them to users in an easy-to-search UI. Ended up open sourcing the project.
  2. Built Query It for a friend. It’s a web application that helps manufacturing companies define a workflow and manage engineering queries.
  3. Helped build a white-labeled car auction site for some friends (sorry, no link available because it’s private). I hear about $10M+ worth of transactions have happened on it though.
  4. Got Married!
  5. Visited Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Bangkok, and Singapore.
  6. Completed my first full year as an Engineering Manager.

2017

  1. Started working as an Engineering Manager at SoundHound, while still continuing to code.
  2. Was recognized as one of the Top 30 Under 30 Developers in Canada. They made a cool video about me.
  • Did a 15-day trek through the Himalayas. We trekked the Manaslu Circuit and went up to an altitude of 5106M, with 330,572 steps counted.
  • Proposed to my girlfriend.

2016

  1. Grew SoundHound’s web team to 7 engineers.
  2. Built SoundHound’s voice data acquisition pipeline to improve training data for our speech engine.
  3. Launched Node Web Apps, a website to help other developers become better frontend engineers.
  4. Visited Japan and China.

2015

  1. Launched the initial version of Houndify, SoundHound’s natural language platform. Houndify now has over 15K developers building applications on it and has raised $75M.
  2. Developed SoundHound’s web application stack.
  3. Trekked to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay Trek.

2014

  1. Joined SoundHound as a Senior Software Engineer to build out their web products.
  2. Visited Milan, Switzerland, Budapest, and Prague.

2013

  1. Built and released Pure CSS along with Eric F. Pure currently has 17k+ stars on GitHub.
  2. Gave a talk at Yahoo Open Hack USA.
  3. Gave a talk at YUIConf on State of JavaScript Gestures.
  4. Moved back to Toronto to work remotely.

2012

  1. Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors in Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering.
  2. Moved to Sunnyvale and started working at Yahoo, building open-source components for the YUI Team.
  3. Visited New Zealand, Tahiti and Bora Bora.