At age 12, Brian began coding and, by age 14, he had one of his games featured in Newsweek magazine. Since then, he’s had papers published on large integer mathematics and has spent years learning and honing his talent. He is fluent in C/C++, Assembler (MASM), and TCL. But for the last several years, he's been a dedicated Rubyist. His portfolio of work spans enterprise business, a top start-up and an international political organization. Brian built The Boston Ruby Group to one of the largest in the world and is active in the software community at large.
Depending on the season he can be found either on a sail boat or a snowboard in his down time.
Steven has been designing and building websites for over 16 years, more than half his time on Earth. He was traditionally trained in graphic design and photography at Montserrat College of Art, where he met his compadre and closest friend, Logan. He spent the next few years after college doing agency work and eventually working for CustomMade. Prior to joining DockYard, Steven spent his time travelling and freelancing around the world.
Steven loves to make noise in any capacity. He plays guitar, drums, sings, beatboxes and even hambones... though he does none of them all that well.
Dan grew up in the South Shore, where he and his wife currently reside. After completing his Computer Engineering degree at Northeasten University, he started his career with .Net development. He started working with Rails in 2010 before joining DockYard in early 2012. He now spends his days working with Ember.js, Rails and PostgreSQL.
When he’s not in the office, Dan can be found cycling or chasing his Boston Terrier, Mya.
A Boston area native with a degree in Management from Providence College. Over the last decade, Jon has managed multiple large scale web and desktop application development projects for some of the world’s largest financial services institutions. Specializing in “Pragmatic” project management where process and tools come secondary to the teams ability to collaborate on evolving high value/quality solutions. Specific expertise in multiple variants of Agile software development (including Kanban, SCRUM and other hybrids.)
Aside from work, Jon is an outdoor sports enthusiast involved in competitive mountain biking and sailboat racing. Jon lives on the South Shore with his lovely wife and young son.
Originally from New York, Mariel is quickly adapting to life in our great city of Boston. With a background in International Relations and a love of travel, she studies many languages in her free time including Hebrew, French and Mandarin. When Mariel is not dreaming of traveling to far away places, you can usually find her head stuck in a sketchbook with charcoal in hand. At DockYard, Mariel can be found organizing exciting, new events and wears many hats as our Office Manager. She likes to brainstorm and be creative about bringing people together.
Amanda grew up in Boston and went to school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she studied fine arts. She dabbled in political cartooning and editorial print design before returning back to Boston where she realized her interest in web development. As lead UX developer at DockYard, Amanda is passionate about CSS architecture and organization. She also teaches classes with Girl Develop It.
Aside from work, Amanda enjoys going to contemporary art shows and doing yoga.
During her spare time, Estelle can be found practicing piano, reading technical books, playing video games, or wrestling with her two Bengal cats.
A Massachusetts native with a degree in Political Science and a background in marketing, Michael picked up Chris Pine’s Learn to Program in 2011 and discovered Ruby. Once he had his first Rails app up and running, there was no turning back. Practicing test-driven development and digging into Ember.js make developing at DockYard awesome.
Logan graduated from the Montserrat College of Art with a concentration in design and illustration. Since then he has pursued freelance illustration and co-founded Dobot with his best friend Steve. Now as the lead visual designer at DockYard, Logan works on client projects and in house content alike: web design, mobile design, branding, icons, typography, and print design.
When Logan isn’t working, which is rare, he’s probably sketching, making comics, playing tennis, running, playing video games, reading books written by journalists with generous amounts of sarcasm, or increasing his already deep musical library. Also, he loves himself some 80’s color palette.
Robert has plied his trade as a professional developer for more than fifteen years. Starting with VB, C#, and Java code, Robert made the transition to Ruby and eventually to Rails in 2006. Since then, he has become a part of the Ember Core Team and a Senior Developer at DockYard.
Robert is happily married with two rambunctious little boys. In his spare time he earns his title of grillmaster extraordinaire, nerds out to Dr. Who, and enjoys all things tech.
Maria moved to Boston in 2013 from Montreal, where she studied graphic design at school and by staring at all the posters on the street. Previously, Maria worked as a designer, web manager, photographer and illustrator at a nonprofit organization, and freelanced in Washington, D.C. and Boston. She has her BFA in Graphic Design from UMBC in Maryland.
Outside work, Maria dances Argentine tango, makes clothing, rock climbs and explores the city.
Lin grew up in Homer, Alaska and went to school in Auckland, New Zealand where he studied finance and real estate. He got hooked on Ruby and Rails in 2012 and decided to make the switch to programming full time in early 2013.
Lin loves getting lost in the woods and used to fly around Alaska and photograph things from a helicopter in a past life. He also loves to explore new places and hopes to visit South America some day soon.
Romina moved to Boston early 2013 after living most of her life in Tampa, FL where she received her degree in Computer Information Systems. Her introduction to programming kindled an interest to pursue a career in software development and she's excited to see what she can accomplish professionally. Having experience writing web applications with Python, she took up Ruby and Rails over the summer, which enhanced her love for dynamically typed languages.
After running competitively for eight years, Romina enjoys leisure running while admiring the beautiful Boston scenery along the Charles River.
In May of 2013, Tim graduated from Massachusetts College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Before joining the DockYard team as a designer, Tim was busy honing his design skills in print, motion, and interactive mediums.
In his spare time, Tim can be found listening/playing music, groovin’ at one of the local music venues, or indulging in the latest television or film craze. He loves all types of design, and is in constant search of opportunities to re-invent and refine his skill.
Originally from Ohio, Paul traveled the world via his ARMY dad and as a result, is always looking for new and exciting things to discover. He attended college for software engineering, but due to a series of fortunate events, ended up teaching himself graphic design and later, web development. Prior to joining DockYard, Paul was helping startups enhance their web apps with front-end magic.
In his downtime, Paul likes working on his operating system and browser, making music, rapping, playing video games, and admiring industrial modernist architecture. He hopes to have homes in both Osaka and Tokyo one day.
Originally from Southern Oregon, Doug relocated to New England for post-secondary and has lived here since. During his time as an undergraduate, Doug was exposed to Ruby and fell in love with programming. After graduating from Boston College with a B.S. in Physics, Doug joined up with DockYard and has been providing the office with an abundance of corny jokes.
Doug has gigged around the Greater Boston area, won numerous games of Bananagrams, and once was an extra in a Bruce Campbell movie.
Marin has recently graduated from Trinity College, getting her degree in Computer Science and Economics with a minor in Studio Arts. Originally from the Greater Boston area, she is excited to be back in the hub. As a returning summer intern at DockYard, Marin looks forward to continuing her growth as a developer in the world of web development.
At school, Marin could be found performing with the campus Improv troupe or participating in intramural sports. Now that she is out of school, her new favorite pastime is running along the Charles River.
Ashley is an MFA candidate at Northeastern studying Information Design and Visualization. She is interested in design methods, information architecture, and experience design. She is excited to be part of the conversation at DockYard, and participate in the research and design process.
Ashley’s curiosity often gets her into trouble. She enjoys indeterminate music, wines from the Jura, making stuff with her hands, and is always up for an adventure.