I like: synthesizers, motorcycles, pinball, board and video games, podcasts, stand up comedy, electronic music, and vintage electronics.
From ten thousand feet: I've been making websites and web apps for about 11 years. I'm currently working at Reaktor. You can find out more at tomgraft.dev or read on below.
I enjoy building exciting visual experiences, both on the web and via novel displays (eInk, projection, arduino controlled LED arrays, billboards, etc).
2016-2019: I was a Software Engineer at eBay. I primarily worked on the desktop and mobile homepages.
2014 to 2016: I was a principal member and senior developer at PHHHOTO (now Hypno Cam), a booth and social media app invented by the HYPERHYPER crew. I wore a lot of hats but mostly did backend work in Ruby on Rails, Node, a bit of Go, on a variety of AWS services.
2012 to 2014: Full stack development for HYPERHYPER. There's far too many projects to list here, but some of my highlights are below:
Playboy.com & Playmates.com
Live Events, Frontend and Backend, prior to moving over to PHHHOTO as a full-time backend developer. 2013 + 2014
E Online's Desktop Web Gallery Experience
Michael Kors World Food Day Times Square Billboard - People taking PHHHOTOs in booths around the world were projected in real-time on billboards in Times Square.
Live Event, Backend, 2013
Red Bull's Social Wall - A screensaver-like projection which consumed Instagram photos in real-time and projected them behind bands.
Live Events, Frontend and Backend Web, 2013
2008 to 2012: Software Developer and/or freelancer for Bundle (now Capital One Labs), Finetune (a Pandora competitor), digital agencies such as Razorfish, and a mobile web developer at MLB Advanced Media.
I earned my BA in Computer Science at Boston University.