Hello, my name is Brian Ford and I am passionate about technology. I love exploring new technology and learning how to apply it in order to solve problems. I am constantly looking for new challenges. I enjoy working outside my comfort zone and continuing to learn new languages and development techniques.
I was first introduced to programming when I was 13. I learned how to write Java code in order to automate myself playing an online game. Empowered with this new realization that you can make your computer work for YOU by writing code. I’ve since set out on a journey of exploration and innovation.
When I’m not programming I like to get outside and explore the great city of Boston. I grew up just outside the city and am a huge Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics fan. I also enjoy snowboarding, running and biking.
“Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done” - Linus Torvalds
“Get busy living or get busy dying” - Andy Dufresne (Shawshank Redemption)
Software Engineer: Architected and designed solutions utilizing an Angular/Python stack.
Software Engineer: C++/C# code base. Bug fixes, feature development, cloud integrations, devops.
DevOps Intern: Managed and maintained build machines and continious integration pipeline. Wrote a Jenkins plugin to upload build artifacts to OneDrive.
MFS Investment Management
Software Engineering Intern: Wrote and maintained nightly automated tests. First introduction to agile and test driven development process.
Wentworth Institute of Technology
CS Teachers Assistant: Crafted a basic C++/networking boot camp aimed at introducing incoming students to basic programming concepts.
Blue Vase Marketing
Platforms: Windows, Linux, MacOS
Cloud Platforms: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure
Other Technologies: Docker, Service Fabric, Jenkins, Git, Gitlab
Graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Computer Science
Favorite Classes: Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Philosophy