Howdy! I'm Evan Sims, and I'm a software developer and entrepreneur from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. I'm a full time remote worker currently living in Lismore, Ireland. I'm passionate about programming, technology, design and gaming. When I'm not obsessing over those things, I really enjoy running and hiking.
I'm the co-founder and sole developer at Droveio, a startup building bleeding edge tools and services around social media and networking. Previously I worked for Ushahidi, a non-profit technology company out of Kenyan, building enabling tools for grassroots journalism, crisis response, social advocacy and humanitarian endeavours.
I also previously worked in the video games industry, and hold a BA in Game Design from the University of Advancing Technology. I worked on a number of games for Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, before deciding to return my focus to web-based technologies.
I love MMOs and have been playing them since the mid-90s with WorldsAway and Ultima Online, and just about everything since. My current obsession is Final Fantasy XIV, where I main a healer on the Gilgamesh server. Back in the 90s I co-founded (and still help oversee) a popular online gaming community called the Aureus Knights.
Although I've been blogging for decades, I completely rebooted my blog in January 2018 and scrapped all my previous writings to embrace a fresh start. Hope you enjoy my musings, and feel free to subscribe.
My blog was assigned ISSN 1948-9560 by the Library of Congress, because that was appearently a thing they did back in 2007 and it was all the rage. 🤷♂️