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location Tokyo, Japan
age 31
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Basic History

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, I moved to Japan in 2006 where I lived in Mie Prefecture. While there, I ran a local community site for (listed in bio).

In 2011 I then moved to Tokyo. I spent a few years working for a major Japanese web portal's dictionary and web search features, and now work for a large-scale Japanese social gaming company and handle their portal site - particularly with the data collection and engineering that powers it.

I have lived in Japan for almost 8 years now and have extension knowledge covering living or traveling in Japan.

Summary of Expertise

My best language is PHP, but am kind of a jack-of-all-trades - I was "classically trained" in C++ from my mid-teen years, have years of experience with Java, and naturally have a lot of experience with JavaScript as a long-time web developer.

In recent years, I have worked primarily with search and rankings.

Some of my favorite downloadable software

Vim, Linux, Firefox, Lightroom, PowerPoint (surprisingly), etc

Some of my favorite web services

Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, GitHub, Soundcloud, Translation Party, many more...

Favorite places in Japan

  • Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka for modernity
  • Kyoto, Ise, and Koya-san for beautiful temples/shrines/gardens
  • Takamatsu, Osaka, Sendai, and Kochi for food (Tokyo has lots of good stuff too)
  • Hamamatsu, Matsumoto, Kanazawa, and Kagoshima for impressive medium-sized cities with a good mix of modernity, traditional Japan, and nearby nature

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