Dorian has always been an autodidact. He taught himself how to program at the early age of 12, and later how to design graphic interfaces. Since then, he has accumulated experience (as well as formal education) and fine-tuned the art of finding balance between intuitive user experience and elegantly-crafted applications. Dorian has experience developing across all aspects of the application lifecycle, including prototyping, front-end, back-end, and dev-ops. He is passionate about productivity and being at the forefront of his stack and toolset.
When he's not learning or building something new, Dorian enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, playing drums and guitar. He is also a Mixed Martial Arts practitioner, holding a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Dorian is the organizer of the ChicagoElixir meetup
Technology Interests: Functional Programming, Elixir, Elm, and React.