"The goodness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts."Gordon B Hinkley
Past
This is more of a personal work journal than a portfolio. See my resume for the polished highlights.

connectyourkids.org

Volunteer
2018-06-01

Gather the content and built a non-profit website to help parents learn the basics of internet safety for their kids. It also include a searchable index of various resources for parents to make a more digitally protected home. See it here: connectyourkids.org

React Conf - React to Code

Speaking
2017-03-16

Spoke on an open source library I created call React Sourcerer at React Conf.

Text Rocket

Volunteer
2015-05-02

Built and maintained the interface, backend & infrastructure for an SMS based education system using Node.js, Postgres, React, Redux & Docker.

Organized ng-conf

Other
2014-01-16

The World's First Angular Conference

Me and 4 other organizers put together a sold out conference for the popular JavaScript library AngularJS several years in a row.

Give Daily

Volunteer
2013-09-06

Give a dollar a day to help the world become a better place. Helped out building GiveDaily.org, namely their payment implementation.

DevLink

Speaking
2013-08-28

Here my friend Joseph Eames and I spoke on "Lesson's Learned from 100k lines of JavaScript".

GothamJS

Speaking
2013-07-12

Here my friend Dave Geddes and I spoke on "Loving HTML Again With AngularJS".

UtahJS

Speaking
2013-05-17

Spoke on the popular JavaScript build tool Grunt.js

grunt-parallel

Open Source
2013-02-22

The very first plugin to make running grunt tasks in parallel. Downloaded eleven thousand times last month alone and leveraged in prolific projects like AngularJS. Check it out here.

grunt-configure

Open Source
2013-02-12

grunt-configure supports loading a group of configuration files for more organized Grunt configuration & user overrides. Check it out here.

Domo - Open Web Architect

Work
2013-02-06

Architecting the Domo product. Leading the front-end engineering team to technical know-how and general victory.

"Merrick is smart, creative and kind. His love and depth of knowledge of web technologies is unparalleled in my experience. Not only can Merrick deliver on core features and tools for the entire dev team, but he can also be brought into any technical discussion and be trusted to see creative solutions and mitigate roadblocks. Working with Merrick was one of my favorite parts of Domo" - Nathan Wells Frontend Engineer & Consultant

Day One

Freelance
2013-01-06

Pitched in on the front-end development when Day One first kicked off the Publish project. They were kind enough to shout out to me on their release.

Virality

Open Source
2013-01-05

Quickly see how viral a particular URL is. Check it out here.

grunt-connect

Open Source
2012-12-11

Spin up connect servers using grunt. Check it out here.

JavaScript Jabber Panelist

Speaking
2012-11-30

I am a weekly panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast where we talk to the most prolific engineers and authors in the industry. We have passed the million download mark, so that is cool.

dot-grunt

Open Source
2012-11-17

My .grunt directory files scaffolding for a large variety of projets types. Check it out here.

CascadiaJS

Speaking
2012-11-08

Spoke on Require.js. "Learn everything you need to know about AMD & Require.js to implement a maintainable large JavaScript codebase."

StyleManager

Open Source
2012-10-22

StyleManager is a low level library that manages a style tag, useful for thick client development where CSS styles are explicit dependencies for components. Check it out here.

require-sweet

Open Source
2012-10-16

require-sweet is a Require.js plugin that allows you to require sweet.js dependencies into your project. This means you can leverage macros in your JavaScript on the fly, and later during your build! Check it out here.

require-ts

Open Source
2012-10-09

require-ts is a Require.js plugin that allows you to require TypeScript dependencies into your project. Check it out here.

Squire.js

Open Source
2012-09-06

Squire.js is a dependency injector for Require.js users to make mocking dependencies easy! Check it out here.

Voices for Virtue

Volunteer
2012-07-20

I've played the technical consultant for Voices for Virtue as well as implemented a number of projects for the organization.

The people behind this organization for youth are some of the kindest I've ever met.

Beautiful Words

Open Source
2012-06-18

Create your own aggregation of quotes. See mine here here. Check out the project here.

Utah Open Source Conference

Speaking
2012-05-03

The Browser is the Platform

Lunch

Open Source
2012-04-24

An example of how to build big client applications with CoffeeScript & Backbone.js. Check out the project here.

Utah Code Camp

Speaking
2012-03-17

My love for architecture runs deeps. Here I spoke on Robust Client Architectures.

Utah Open Source Conference

Speaking
2012-03-17

JavaScript Modules - AMD, Require.js & Other Wins Check out the slides here.

Rich Client Music Player

Open Source
2012-03-08

A quick demonstration of Backbone, Handlebars, and RequireJS for a presentation. Check out the project here.

Konbon

Open Source
2012-02-01

A konbon board written in JavaScript. Check out the project here.

Domo - Software Engineer

2012-01-01

Worked on creating and implementing the Domo product. These were the good days full of new ideas and one-off prototypes.

"Merrick is a brilliant engineer. The depth of his knowledge of current development platforms and solutions is incredible and has been a monumental asset to the company. Merrick is an extremely effective communicator and is willing to give voice to creative solutions that others may have ignored or overlooked." - Matthew Payne Sr.Software Engineer at Domo

Sleepy

Open Source
2011-04-13

A RESTful ORM for the Kohana PHP framework. Check out the project here.

Git Kohana Boilerplate

Open Source
2011-03-31

A basic repository with a few submodules for Kohana and a shared application architecture. Check out the project here.

Domo - Web Developer

Work
2011-02-28

Helped develop the very first Domo website and product prototypes. Here since day one baby!

"Merrick is a very hard worker and team leader. He will never cease to amaze you at the knowledge he contains. He will inspire and lift up any team he is on. He has an ability to make everyone around him a better developer by teaching them better standards, encouraging people to go above and beyond their capabilities and keeping everyone up to date on the newest trends and technologies. By far one of the most talented people I have ever worked with." - Will Robertson Webmaster at Domo

Riser Media

Work
2009-01-26

Had the wonderful opportunity to be an engineer at Riser Media where I built a great portfolio to really kick-off my career.

"Merrick is a genius! He has so many ideas that it is important to let him just "purge" those ideas on a regular basis to ensure that his head does not blow up! He has a great sense of humor and a real grasp on technology which makes him very effective in all aspects of code. Merrick is also very thorough in his client communication which leads to a great experience and high client satisfaction. Merrick FTW!" - Jeff Jolly President at RiSER

Music with David Archuleta

Other
2008-05-11

I was particularly blessed to release a small album of music featuring David Archuleta on vocals.

The music was written and recorded in 2006. Check out the album here.

Red Olive Design

Work
2007-10-08

My "Genesis". Here I built websites for awesome clients and occasionally tried my hand at design. As wells as worked with some of the coolest people in the business.

I still like to read the blog post they wrote about hiring me.

Wrestling

Other
2000-01-01

The man in this picture, Ahad Pazach, was my wrestling coach. He competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He lived with my family and trained me twice a day, first at home (AM) and again at a wrestling club (PM).

I learned from associating with Ahad that the "elites" of this world are by no means better than anyone else, they simply believe in their potential, which causes them to work harder and think bigger. Wrestling taught me the value of associating with the best and being fiercly devoted to something.

Merrick's Enterprises

Work
1998-06-01

My father in his wisdom encouraged (or enstilled I'm not sure) the entreprenuerial spirit in me. At 8 years old I walked the streets of my neighborhood and built a clientel of absurdly low paying clients doing manual labor.

I had business cards, fliers, a marketing strategy, the whole shebang, thanks dad.