I am a software engineer, designer, artist and musician. I have a passion for learning new things and writing awesome code. I am especially interested in games, the web and robots. A third grader once described me as “more hilarious than a banana in the sky” and I love bugs (except in my code). Let’s connect!
As a full stack Software Engineer at the non profit Species360 I maintained and expanded ZIMS (the Zoological Information Management System) web application supporting the conservation efforts of zoos and aquariums worldwide.
As a Programmer Analyst at the Minnesota State Senate I developed, coded and deployed new web applications to support legislative and non-partisan staff activities. I was responsible for all parts of the development process from planning new projects, communicating with Senate users and designing code structure. Another big part of the job was documenting, maintaining, … Continue reading Minnesota Senate
Prime Digital Academy
Tammy Ortegon, the owner of the ColorWheel Gallery, needed an organized, attractive and easy to use solution to bring new customers to her shop. The new site built in WordPress with a custom child theme solidifies her brand by bringing together her social media feeds, allowing users to sign up for her new MailChimp newsletters … Continue reading ColorWheel Gallery
Tapestry Folkdance Center
Tapestry Folkdance Center needed a new website to draw in new dancers that was easy for staff to update and maintain. I built the new site in WordPress with a child theme to help bring in a younger crowd of dancers by being easy to read on any device and being attractive and colorful with … Continue reading Tapestry Folkdance Center
Available now on Steam and Itch.io! Claw Breaker is a head to head crab fighting game! Cut off your opponent’s claws to win or be a peaceful crustacean and collect all the starfish for a defensive victory. Battle on six different stages and hone your crab fighting style.
Train Jam 2017! A hackathon on a train from Chicago to San Francisco booked completely with game developers from around the world. The theme was “unexpected anticipation.” My group made up of devs from Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia made a four-player 3D flashlight tag game called Flashbang. After the jam the game was shown … Continue reading Flashbang
Listen Up, Four Eyes
At the Global Game Jam 2017 my team made a game about tiny eyeball creatures discovering what sound is. Four players control the eyes moving them around on the screen until they find their spots on an invisible sound wave creating music around them! Download the game here
“Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”: Tackling Vertigo in VR
Talk at MinneWebCon 2018 on April 23, 2018 Movement in VR when not at roomscale is tricky and can often cause motion sickness in players. In this talk my brother Henry Megarry and I went through our experiments with different input techniques for the HTC Vive in our quest to solve this problem. We talked … Continue reading “Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”: Tackling Vertigo in VR
Version Control for Game Developers
At Glitch Connect 2017 I gave a talk and hands-on workshop about git version control for game developers. The talk gave an overview of basic git concepts and how to execute git commands on the command line. The workshop allowed participants to try out the commands by setting up repositories on their laptops and then … Continue reading Version Control for Game Developers
Nice Games Club Podcast
From 2016 to 2020 I was a cohost of the Nice Games Club podcast. Three nice gamedevs talk gaming and game development. Current events, guest interviews, and deep dives into of the art and science of video games and how they’re made. Nice! Listen Here
Center for Irish Music: Young Adult Ensemble
The Center for Irish Music Young Adult Ensemble is an Irish music group in St. Paul. We play Irish tunes and songs at many venues across the Twin Cities including Celtic Junction, The Landmark Center, The Irish Fair of Minnesota and The Underground Music Cafe.