I've been a Software Developer and Technologist for over 10 years and have worked in varioius industries with both large and small companies. In the last few years I've focused a lot of my efforts on Search & Social Optimization in order to grow organic inbound traffic for the companies I've worked for or with. I'm passionate about identifying opportunities to increase traffic through organic channels and making code level to assist with both improving SEO and simplifying Analytics.
I photograph for fun and for work. I mostly enjoy "in the wild" product photography for use on Social Media and also take a lot of Cocktail Photos in and around the many great bars in Boston. I also enjoy night photography, portraits, and the occasional action shots of kiteboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, and live music.
Kitesurfing is my current alternative sport of choice. I grew up skateboarding and then snowboarding and found kiteboarding when I moved to Boston. I've been kiting now for almost 10 years and enjoy getting out on the water as often as I can. I've traveled around the US kiteboarding a lot and have kiteboarded almost all the coastal states. I hope to finish all 18 states in the next few years.
It's a question we all hate to hear, "Are you Done yet?" or the more common "When do you think you'll be done?" In our head we hear the answer, "Never!" but that's not what we say. We answer the question when will we be Finished and this is often not the same thing as "Done" in the mind of the person asking the question. The problem is that in Software development, especially in larger Systems Development, nothing is ever really Done, it's only finished to the standards of the requested[...]
Monday was a really nice and warm day in Boston. First 80º day of the year! Got out and joined the rest of the local kiteboard crew at Pleasure Bay around 3 in the afternoon. Everyone was boosting pretty big on anything from 9's to 12's. I first put up my 12m but was Way overpowered and got it down before[...]
While working on my startup project I've been using the Typeahead.js library for handling autocomplete for form elements using AJAX calls to populate the list. It's a great little framework from Twitter that is simple to use and works like a champ! If you're not using it and looking for an autocomplete solution check it out.[...]
I have a great roof deck in South Boston with a view of the Boston Harbor and the JFK Library. I enjoy shooting photographs of the harbor and especially the JFK Library. These are a few photos I've taken of rainbows over the harbor. I'll try to update the article with more photos as I take them. All photographs are my own and if you want to use them for anything please contact me first via Twitter @KFinley.
Over the last week or so I’ve rebuilding this site from scratch and wanted to write up a little details on why I decided to do this. I’ve had this website up for almost 10 years now and haven’t focused on creating content as much as I should, I hope to change that going forward by publishing at least one post a week. Historically this site was my personal blog that related primarily to software development and related topics. I’ll continue posting topics on software development best[...]