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Hey, I'm Stephen. I'm a Ruby developer based in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Should we be working together? Shoot me an email.

My website used to have a lot more style to it, but one day it ocurred to me that no matter how kick-ass it was, it would one day go out of fashion, and I would then have to redo it. Since I'd much rather spend that time building things that actually matter, I decided to trash my entire site and go with good ol' plaintext.

Anyhow, I really like cities. I can get real nerdy over urban planning. I think well-designed cities have tremendous power to make people happy, and a lot of the work I do reflects that sentiment.

I run Compiler LA. We're using technology to help build the Los Angeles of tomorrow.

I built CityGrows to strengthen the connection between neighborhoods and the people that live in them.

I'm building an open-source mapping tool for CicLAvia.

I built StoreDirectory, a free directory service for shopping areas which also helps connect vacant space with those searching for it.

I'm also making a movie about Los Angeles.

Sometimes I like to throw a little wisdom on a t-shirt.

You can read my blog, or find me on Twitter, or on GitHub, or Facebook, or , or you can .