As a young man in Florida, Stephen came to programming via digital music production. In order to tackle a problem he and his friends were having sharing the large music files, he turned to Perl and cobbled together an upload script that posted files to his home server circa 1998. He immediately started thinking about other ways he might be able to make his digital life easier, voraciously consuming everything he could read on the topic of programming. It rapidly became apparent that, not only did he enjoy writing these scripts, but he was actually pretty good at it.
Flash forward nearly two decades and Stephen has been steeped in virtually every aspect of tech. He has spent time in enterprises, startups and consultancies. From each sector he's gained further insight into the honing of his own craft. We find in him an experienced leader who delights in crafting human solutions when possible and technical solutions when necessary. In technical solutions, he wields a functional approach, evolving code-bases from MVPs and letting the shape of the data determine its storage.