Dan is an accomplished programmer, teacher, mentor, and leader. He has over 15 years of extensive professional software development experience. Including consulting, Agile team building, architectural leadership, security audits, accessibility reviews and UI/UX analysis. At both startups and big companies.
After years of study and research in software patterns and architecture, Dan has become a highly sought-out subject matter expert. Additionally, Dan's talks have earned him a reputation as an incisive, thought-provoking and motivating public speaker.
As an active contributor to numerous Open Source projects, Dan has established himself as a dynamic problem solver, constantly seeking personal growth and always learning. Dan pulls from his deep bench of experience to gain a better understanding of any challenge. He closely follows changes across a broad Technology landscape: learning new languages, methodologies, patterns, and adapting to different code styles.
Open Source Contributions
List of Contributions
Dan helped improve the official documentation website. Some notable work improved the home page, initial examples, and overall navigation design. "A lot of people are going to benefit from the improvements you're making." - project co-creator Michael Jackson.
Dan found and fixed a Debian OS detection issue in the install script. (Much thanks goes to Jessie Frazelle and several other wonderful contributors. ❤️) Dan was added as a "Docker Mentor" and can often be found helping at local meetups.
Added clarifications and examples across Promise, Fetch and Array documentation pages.
Fixed an issue around securely encoding HTML. Currently slate is used to document Dan's Functional Promises library at https://fpromises.io
Fixed error handling in one of the built-in plugins. Dan's also a member of their GitHub team. 💖
Dan worked with Dave Methvin to improve the user experience around the console output & 3rd party tools.
Nodejitsu's founder, Charlie Robbins, worked with Dan (and others) addressing documentation omissions.
Extended ArrayBuffer support, in collaboration with John David-Dalton.
Working with project leaders, Dan used github.com to discuss and identify desired API specification for extending the base classes Model and Query. He worked with Valeri Karpov (from MongoDB) and others.
Dan has submitted several PRs over the years, and is a huge fan of this popular library. It was the inspiration behind functional-promises.
Aided in the resolution of a number of issues, touching on storage, upgrades and scaling.
Dan aided in simplifying command line options & enhancing documentation.
Submitted code to aid in resolving edge issues with the Safari browser.
Improved Promises section. Added examples for Spread and Rest operations.