I'm Adam. Nice to meet you!

I'm a web developer based in West Hartford Connecticut. Believe it or not, web development is my second career. Before that, I was a professional musician (performer/educator) for over 10 years. Now, I work full-time for UConn's office of University Communications and I'm loving every minute of it! Every day I get to work on with an amazing (and small) team (2 other devs, 2 designers,and a project manager). Together we work on sites that get seen and used by thousands of people every day.

My goals for this site are pretty simple. Because I'm self taught now that I've been working in this field for a year, I wanted to:

  • share what I've learned so far
  • keep a record of things I've found interesting and/or challenging
  • take part in the conversation other developers are having.

Because we're such a small team, I've had the good fortune to work on a lot of different kinds of projects. So, what you'll find on this site is going to be a combination of lots of different things!

  • tips and tricks
  • tutorials
  • problems I've solved for the different technologies I work with like:
    • web accessibility (aka a11y)
    • command line tools and techniques
    • Docker
    • Javascript (e.g. es6, gulp, webpack, react, "vanilla", jquery, etc...)
    • WordPress and PHP in general
  • programming concepts I've learned
  • and a lot more!
I'd love to chat, share, and learn more about web development, programming, and music. Feel free to reach out by

A few more things

Things I want to learn/learn more about:

  • a11y
  • graphql
  • kubernetes
  • meteor js
  • vue
  • the web audio API

More facts about me:

  • I've been married for just over 10 years.
  • My wife and I have two sons (ages 8 and 7.5)
  • I grew up in upstate NY (near Rochester)
  • I have a weakness for chocalate chip cookies
  • I have a doctorate of musical arts (DMA) with a specialization in contemporary clarinet and bass clarinet.