A brief timeline of me and my history on the web.

1999-2001

First became interested in building webpages after seeing a friend create an AOL fan page about Zelda. Spent the next few years learning, experimenting, and building my own various websites and projects for fun.

2002

Launched Starcraft Index ( Archived Version) on it’s own domain, continued to grow it organically until it’s peak at around 2,200 unique visitors per day. Not too bad for a small gaming fansite run by a teenage webmaster with noob-like skills.

2003

Developed and released CzarNews as a PHP news script that could be included on a page anywhere it needed to go instead of taking over the page, like other scripts at the time. A word of caution before peeking at the source code - I was an amateur hack when I programmed it!

2004

PHP5 Released. Began to become interested in Object-Oriented programming methodologies.

Sold Starcraft Index on the Sitepoint Marketplace (now Flippa) to pay for new computer parts and some some college expenses. Being a poor college student sucks.

2005

Lots of freelance work during college, but no major projects of my own released.

2006

Created my first Ruby on Rails application (on version 1.2!) with much help and guidance from the wonderful Agile Web Development with Rails book.

2007

Graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Decided to write code for a living instead of getting some management gig somewhere.

2008

Worked at Back40 Design, Inc. as the Senior Programmer and lead the existing programming team through a complete procedural to object-oriented programming conversion for Back40’s new Content Management System called Javelin.

2009

Started a new web application development company Actridge, LLC and launched InvoiceMore, an online billing and invoicing application as the first and flagship product.

2010

Created Keynot.es - a social conference and speaking directory - with Joshua Ogle and Eric Boehs as a part of Startup Weekend OKC. Later converted Keynot.es to Ruby on Rails 3.0 as the development platform going forward shortly after its release.

2011

Left Wimgo to go fulltime freelance and later started Brightbit as a co-founder along with  Joshua Ogle and  Eric Boehs. We now do client work in web applications, mobile applications, and technology consulting.

2012-2014

Running and growing Brightbit working on various client project or all kinds and some of our own projects on the side. Who knows - maybe we’ll make it big someday?