About Allen

I love creating things and perfecting products. I run Steamclock Software, where we build polished web and mobile apps in Vancouver. Previously, I was a Software Engineer at Apple.

My job involves product design, development, teaching, and speaking. I’m intensely interested in how great software can be. In my downtime, I play guitar, host a podcast, and play on a hockey team comprised entirely of programmers.

Onward * My blog, where I tell stories about technology and products. * My Twitter page, where I retweet people who are smarter than me. * The Steamclock blog, where my colleagues and I show our work. * My resume. I don’t know why.

Projects * Steamclock Software: Our company. * Up Up Down Down: My podcast about video games. * Party Monster: An iOS app for running music at parties and road trips. * WeddingDJ: An iOS app for planning and running the music at weddings. * VanCocoa: The Vancouver Cocoa speaker series. * VanJS: The Vancouver JavaScript speaker series. * Project List: An exhaustive catalog of most things I’ve worked on.