Hi, I’m Doug.
Professionally, I am a programmer with more than 17 years of experience. I ran a successful contracting and consulting company, Alagad, from 1996 to 2014. Through Alagad, I worked with more than 50 companies and organizations on diverse projects. Some of my more notable clients include: Hasbro, Adobe, The United Way of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, Duke University, and Michigan State University.
In 2016 I stepped away from consulting and currently work as a Java instructor for The Iron Yard. I teach a 12 week bootcamp-style class that turns students with little-to-no programming experience and into junior developers. My students have been hired by Red Hat, Cisco, Fidelity Investments, the Social Security Administration, Prometheus Group, and others. I am very proud of my accomplishments at The Iron Yard.
Personally, I am a family man with two awesome kids and lovely wife. I spend my time exploring whatever hobbies and interests strike my fancy. This has included wood working, ukulele, unicycles, juggling, and more.
Right now, I am an enthusiastic maker. I have an obsession with tools and using them to make things. For example, I built a charcoal powered foundry in my yard to cast 3D printed parts in aluminum for my CNC machine.
All in all, I’m a person who likes to follow my passions, be them professionally or personally.