Returning to Independent Work


March 14th will be my last day at Snyk. Snyk (pronounced “sneak” no matter what Anna says) is full of amazing and talented people. I’ve learned a ton, and had a lot of fun. I’m going to miss working with them.

You know that saying about abandoning a sinking ship? This is more like abandoning a rocket that is taking flight at an incredible speed. Snyk gets better and better at securing open-source every single day. If you’re working with any of the ecosystems Snyk supports, setting up Snyk on that project should just be a given. I’m proud of how far the company has come already in such a short amount of time.

But I’ve been feeling myself pulled in a different direction for awhile now.

On March 15th, I’m very excited to start working as an independent performance consultant and developer. I’ll be providing training, consulting and hands-on development.

I want to work with companies who want to build something everyone can use—something performant and accessible no matter the context. It’s good for those organizations, and it’s good for the web in general. I have a few projects coming up that I’m pretty excited about (more on those at a later date), but I’m still accepting work for April and beyond.

To give you a sense of what I can help with, we’re probably going to be a good fit together if:

  • You’re building a site or application and you want to make sure that it reaches as wide an audience as possible, making performance and accessibility a priority.
  • You need someone to provide training for your team on how to design and build with performance up-front-and-center, or generally help stakeholders understand how important performance is.
  • You could use someone to help you conduct a detailed performance audit, prioritize your next steps and conduct ongoing reviews and tests to ensure your site is as performant as possible.
  • You’ve stumbed on some tricky performance issues and you need someone to roll-up their sleeves and help solve them.

If any of those sound like a fit, send me an email and let’s start building a faster web—one site at a time.