a.k.a. Marc Leglise

I am a software engineer with endless projects on my plate. I work full time for Active Network, building awesome new products with Ruby on Rails. I also keep myself busy after-hours, maintaining the infrastructure behind MuirSkate.com along with various other side projects. Previously, I worked on BioGPS, a gene annotation portal for scientists, where I focused my efforts on deploying cutting edge technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and lots of client-side JavaScript. I hold a B.S. in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction from the University of California, San Diego.

I’m interested in user-centered design, the idea that computers are powerful enough that casual users should not need to learn how to make the computer do what they want; it should be intuitive and simple. At the same time, I love designing high level systems that will be used by people every day, especially when they bundle very powerful technology into an easy-to-use wrapper.

If you don’t have my phone number yet, the best way to reach me is by email. Send your well-punctuated messages to marc (at) drelmo (dot) net