1). Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
I grew up in a little town in Minnesota where I lived until 2004 when I graduated from high school. Then about three years ago I moved out to San Francisco.
2). What site do you visit most often, why?
I go to Slashfilm (http://www.slashfilm.com) a lot. It’s always open in a tab on my Safari. I really enjoy movies, and so naturally I want to keep up on all the latest movie news and rumors.
3). What languages do you enjoy programming in?
I really enjoy PHP and that’s what I work with most of the time, but occasinally I’ll do some programming in C.
4). What school do you attend and what’s your favorite study of choice?
I attend The Art Institute of California – San Francisco. I’m studying Web Design and Interactive Media, but my favorite classes are about art history.
5). Is there anybody you look up to in the developer community? Why?
I really look up to Joshua Schachter, the creator of Delicious. I really admire his ability to create compelling and interesting projects like Delicious and GeoURL.
6). 1 common mistake you should always avoid when developing?
Make sure you always sanitize your inputs, you don’t want to be subject to a MySQL injection.
7). What’s your favorite podcast/show, why?
This Week in Tech, it’s the best way to get your tech news. It’s a lot like if Tech TV didn’t go off the air. Leo Laporte does an excellent job running it.
8). How do you get new music and share it?
Usually I get recommendations from my friends and then put them into Pandora. I don’t own much music anymore I usually just stream it online on last.fm or Pandora.
9). What do you enjoy doing on the weekends, why?
I always try to get away from my computer for a while, as difficult as that may be. I like to go to jazz clubs and listen to music. It’s a great way to pass time and just let your mind relax for a while.
10). 1 thing you couldn’t live without, why?
My Macbook. I don’t know what I’d do with out. It was out for a week being repaired and I nearly lost my mind.