I'm a 36 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.
I grew up in the rural town of Port Byron, IL and moved to Mount Vernon, IA for college. After that, work brought me to the Des Moines, IA area - where I've been a suburbanite in West Des Moines and Ankeny (with a 15 month stint living in Chicago, IL).
After college I took a job as an Application Developer for the Research Information Management department at Pioneer Hi-Bred International (I basically wrote research software for bio-chemistry scientists).
Eventually, the corporate development environment got a bit boring so I spent some time as a Software Engineer for a small web development company called Red 5 Interactive and then a Senior Application Engineer for an awesome little San Francisco based startup called Dipity.
After all of that, I spent 16 months as the lead engineer of voter contact and protection at Obama For America, where I built software with a team of baller engineers to power President Obama's 2012 campaign.
More info and a portfolio available at http://www.broox.com/work/
Music is a pretty huge part of my life. I have a super hard time not listening to music.
I'm really into to hip hop, club music, metal, ghetto rap, hard rock, punk, horrorcore rap, electro, and even some pop. The only things I'm not into are pop-country, newish pop-punk, and folky "dave" type-o-stuff.
I'm also a huge fan of live shows. Here's a list of some of the concerts I've been to recently.
I've been listening to a lot of Rage Against the Machine, The Black Keys, Jack White, Siriusmo, and Bombee over the past month.
I don't really watch as many movies as I'd like, but I still love movies. Comedies, gangster, action, mysteries, and definitely skate/skatish type videos.
My wife's books dominate the storage in my house. I really hate reading; it's not good for my A.D.D. and I feel like most books are as much of a waste of time as television. ;)
Hacking, taking photos, making videos, auto tuning, riding bikes, skateboarding, inline skating, snowboarding, snowskating, soap shoes, getting tattoos, homebrewing, paintballing, having fun, chilling with friends, looking at girls, listening to loud music, playing with technology, breaking things, going out, driving fast, eating foooood, drinking beer, traveling, building things, playing dress up, and being generally crazy.