What I’m doing with my life
I’ve been with Atlassian for 4 years now — 2 years in San Francisco and 2 in Portland. I started out as Bitbucket’s first designer and have since traveled through SourceTree, HipChat, and now back to SourceTree. I love the intersection of design and code, so creating developer tools is exactly where I want to be. I’m a full stack developer, who has written code on just about every platform. I have no bias when it comes to Windows vs OSX.
Things I’m good at
- Rock climbing
- Browsing Reddit
- Designing in code
- Dungeons and dragons
Things I like
- Cyberpunk (I just re-read Snow Crash and am starting Anathem)
- All-day breakfast
- Nicolas Cage
- Making SVGs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- The design of every day things and how to improve them
- How we define relevance and meaning
- Topology, fourier transformations, neural networks
- Scoping problems
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to solve the Chiliad Mystery.
What I’m bringing to SourceTree
SourceTree is an amazing app, with a huge following. I’m honored to work on it again, and will do my best to respect the existing users, while growing it in the right direction for future Git audiences. This means some of the UI clutter will get simplified, but all of the power will still be there.
I understand developers like density and utility. I promise to not increase the whitespace just because I feel it “breathes better.” My personal goal is to make you feel like you’re living in the future when you use SourceTree. Great things are coming, hold on to your butts.