Github Twitter LinkedIn My Music

Ruby on Rails, full stack web developer, audio-engineer, creative thinker.

I am a former professional audio engineer and music producer, now a full-stack web developer with about a year of experience coding. I work with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone.js, HTML5, CSS3, and other programming languages and frameworks. I am a proud graduate of General Assembly's Web Development Immersive program, where I received 12 weeks of full-time instruction in front and back-end development and agile methodologies. I am always eager to learn more.

Projects

Learn.R

A game app developed to help teach the fundamentals of computer coding and music theory to young students in the 8-10 year old range. Learn.R is a fun way to introduce these concepts to developing young minds.

Users can create an account, play games in each catagory and score points for each level completed. The coding section was inspired by Karel, a simple programming language used in Stanford CS106, taught at Standford University.

EventFlux

EventFlux is a simple way for music fans to find events in their local area for artists they follow on Soundcloud. Users are shown a list of all upcoming events within a 50 mile radius of their location.

In order to make good use of this app, users are encouraged to follow artists they like using a valid (free) Soundcloud account that logs into Eventflux, which uses BandsInTown API for the event data including links for purchasing tickets. While perusing events, a random song from a followed artists loads into a music player.

CloudPlaylist.R

Inspired by the hard-to-find underground DJ music found on Resident Advisor, an international online DJ culture guide, CloudPlaylist.R builds playlists based on the Monthly Top 50 DJ Charts

The lists are generated automatically each month using Nokogiri to scrape the data and Soundcloud API to build the playlists. For those who love underground music, this app makes it easy to find the latest cuts tested by highly respected artists.

Two APIs, One Form

This app was a pair programming project for WDI, and was conceived and developed in a couple of hours. We purposely made a retro throw-back look to match the name, as it only does two things.

As the name would imply, it uses two APIs and takes the name of a music artist as the input. Then it pulls a random GIF from Gify.com based on the keyword search and renders it in full page mode. Lastly, a random song by the artist is pulled from Soundcloud, and renders playing in the background. Simple, hours and hours of fun!

Before diving into code, I worked as a producer and audio engineer.

My work has been released commercially on iTunes and numerous digital online outlets including Beatport, Amazon, and Tracksource. Many of my works have been licensed for use in film, television, and commercials. Selections of my music can be heard at Soundcloud

Towards the begining of my music career, I lived in Germany for a year, where I honed my production skills producing a full length album. Prior to that I did IT work in the travel industry writing script programs, managing databases, and quality control systems. I still do some freelance audio work on the side and DJ a couple of Saturdays a month, while my primary focus is on coding.

Contact Lance