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.
Dan is DockYard's Director of Business Development. He's a Massachusetts native, educated at Wilbraham and Monson Academy and Sally and Geoff Crowther university (degree pending). Dan is a voracious reader of historical non-fiction and an encyclopedia of useless information. He lives in Salem, MA with his wife and their puppy.
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 a front end designer 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.
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.
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.
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 Release Management 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.
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.
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.