I monitored and improved Gilt's front end performance using both RUM and synthetic monitoring, and optimized third party tagging and analytics integrations with an eye toward maintainability and speed.
I continued to assist with the transition to serving responsive web applications to all devices. In addition, I cared for core shared libraries, helped with the design of new features, wrote documentation, reviewed code, mentored other engineers, sat on Gilt's Architecture Board, and gave the occasional conference or meetup talk.
Most recently, I rebuilt Gilt's product search and listing application, adding editorial content capabilities at all responsive viewports and re-architecting the front end into a full Backbone application.
After starting at Gilt, working on some smaller projects, and then building the front end for the now-defunct parkandbond.com, I formed and led the UI Architecture team for over two years. We made user interfaces, internal tools, and front end code for use across all the Gilt sites, and optimized asset deployment and front end performance.
I was a front end engineer on the Platform Architecture team at Condé Nast Digital.
I led Fisher-Price’s multi-year transition from tables to CSS-based layout.
Moment.js is a third-party date library. However, its API is confusing and not compatible with Gilt’s front end standards. These wrappers allow the use of moment.js’s logic without using its API.
I wrote lots of code for the old Fisher-Price site. It’s pretty funny to look at now, but at least I have been writing good comments for a long time.
Completed coursework and thesis defense. Thesis explores a translation from music to architecture through an analytic, reductive process.