Howdy! I’m Luke DeWitt, and I develop on the web!
I’m an East Coast Canadian from Fredericton, New Brunswick, currently living just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick, with a major in Information Systems and a minor in Business in E-Commerce.
I work for a company in Bedford, Nova Scotia, theREDSpace, as a Senior Solution Developer. It is here that I work on a number of different projects for companies all over the world, though most are in North America.
As a developer, my interests are ever changing. Trying to keep up with the newest, the fastest and the best languages, practices, and technologies isn’t always easy, but I do my best.
I love social, I love data, and I love innovation. I mainly stick to the web these days, but I always enjoy undertaking new challenges!
Here are a few of the technologies I have experience with and/or interest in, in no particular order.
As I mentioned above, I work for a company called theRedSpace, which has afforded me the opportunity to work with some pretty great clients, who aren’t small fish.
I also enjoy doing some work on the side for friends and family, helping them out with a number of different projects, such as sport league websites, volunteer organization homepages and small business sites.
Of course, there’s more to me than JUST being a programmer (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I have a bunch of other interests, including, but not limited to:
My biggest interest, no doubt. I love sports, all of ’em. Love to watch them, play them, study them, read about them — everything. Baseball is easily my favorite of the sports, but I can honestly talk about any sport for hours, and if I don’t know much about it, I love to listen and learn. I also love to play fantasy sports, pools, etc. as it adds such an excellent element to the game.
I love to cook. I enjoy being able to try new recipes and and then modify them over and over until I get them exactly to my liking. Spicing combinations fascinate me, and I love to try and cook anything. The most relaxing of my non-programming interests, which often helps.
Until I started at my job at theRedSpace, I had no idea there was such a great world of board games out there. Of course, I’m talking more about the “Euro” style boardgames, Carcassonne, Dominion, Ticket To Ride, but I’m always up for some of the party games when I’m with friends (for a less competitive experience), and even a good old fashioned deck of cards can lead to hours of great games!