I'm a 40.13 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.
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.
I'm currently at PayPal working with some awesome folks to research and shape the next generation of commerce.
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, electro, dance, metal, ghetto rap, hard rock, punk, horrorcore rap, downtempo, and even some pop. The only things I'm not into are pop-country, super 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 Kanye West, Die Antwoord, Depeche Mode, Alicia Keys, and Mindless Self Indulgence over the past month.
Aside from watching movies and playing video games (neither of which I do very often), TV has never really been a part of my life. We did have a small home theater in the basement of our last house, but we had no TV service. After living together for 12 years, Kari and I bought our first television to watch the Cubs win the World Series.
When our TV's on, we enjoy watching hockey, baseball, Iowa Hawkeye football, and staying up-to-date with Game of Thrones.
As far as movies go, I'm really into comedies, gangster, action, mysteries, and definitely skate/skatish type videos.
My wife's books dominate the storage of our 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, building things, automating my home, traveling, taking photos, riding bikes, getting tattoos, driving like a crazy person, practicing yoga, homebrewing, making videos, auto tuning, skateboarding, inline skating, snowboarding, snowskating, sliding on soap shoes, paintballing, having fun, chilling with friends, looking at girls, listening to loud music, playing with technology, breaking things, going out, eating foooood, drinking beer, playing dress up, and being generally crazy.