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
Spoke on an open source library I created call React Sourcerer at React Conf.
Built and maintained the interface, backend & infrastructure for an SMS based education system using Node.js, Postgres, React, Redux & Docker.
The World's First Angular Conference
Give a dollar a day to help the world become a better place. Helped out building GiveDaily.org, namely their payment implementation.
Here my friend Dave Geddes and I spoke on "Loving HTML Again With AngularJS".
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 supports loading a group of configuration files for more organized Grunt configuration & user overrides. Check it out here.
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
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.
Quickly see how viral a particular URL is. Check it out here.
Spin up connect servers using grunt. Check it out here.
My .grunt directory files scaffolding for a large variety of projets types. Check it out here.
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-ts is a Require.js plugin that allows you to require TypeScript dependencies into your project. Check it out here.
Squire.js is a dependency injector for Require.js users to make mocking dependencies easy! Check it out here.
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.
The Browser is the Platform
An example of how to build big client applications with CoffeeScript & Backbone.js. Check out the project here.
My love for architecture runs deeps. Here I spoke on Robust Client Architectures.
A quick demonstration of Backbone, Handlebars, and RequireJS for a presentation. Check out the project here.
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
A RESTful ORM for the Kohana PHP framework. Check out the project here.
A basic repository with a few submodules for Kohana and a shared application architecture. Check out the project here.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.