Web Dev • UI/UX • Crypto

Sean O'Brien is a Web developer, free software advocate, & digital educator in New Haven, CT

Development. Naturally.

"The trick is to make sure that each limited mechanical part of the Web, each application, is within itself composed of simple parts..." ~ Tim Berners-Lee

I Get Libre

I build upon Open-Source software to create rich Web applications. The Free Software philosophy is central to my personal and professional life. GNU/Linux, the LAMP stack, git, and Free Culture works help me to Get Things Done.

I Know Modular

I believe the best solutions are comprised of simple elements. As a general guideline, I adhere to the Unix Philosophy. I assemble modular components into useful, user-focused applications.

I'm The Graphic Type

I love crisp and fresh typography. I create vector and raster art using GIMP and Inkscape, but I cut my teeth on the Adobe Creative Suite. Clean CSS and SVG graphics are hallmarks of my work.

I'm Into Interfaces

I'm a software junkie and have a broad range of experience with all kinds of interfaces. The convergence of Web, Mobile, and Desktop keeps pushing the UI envelope, making the study of User Experience all the more important.

I Grok Security

I understand privacy, security, and anonymity and I regularly facilitate workshops in Connecticut around those topics. I am an affiliate of the Yale Information Society Project and facilitate reading groups, cryptoparties, and conference presentations for Yale Law School.

I Can Hack

The Hacker Dictionary's description of "playful cleverness" does a good job of capturing my approach to technology. I'm proud of the hacker ethic and legacy, and I love to take things apart and re-assemble them.

My Interests AFK

“The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world.” ~ Tim Berners-Lee

  • Tinkering
  • Homebrewing
  • Community
  • Gardening

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