I was born in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA where I spent the first 18 years of my life. Travel ice hockey consumed most of my free time while growing up, though quit traveling going into high school, but went on to win two state championships with that team. I built my first website when I was 9 years old and have been bringing ideas to life since then. I am mostly self taught, but recently graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design and Development. I received a Course Director’s Award for Flex Frameworks, the Advanced Achiever Award, and finished as valedictorian for my class.
Why I love the web. To me it is very intriguing to be able to build a sustainable business with such a low overhead of getting started. With a host, text editor, and an idea you have something that might impact millions of people tomorrow.
Design style. Like this website and the majority of my others, you can see I am big on simplicity and minimalistic design.
Favorite technologies. Most projects include a combination of Ruby on Rails, Mongo, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Heroku, Amazon Web Services, PhoneGap, and Objective-C (iOS Development).
Latest project. Be sure to check out IG Links! I spotted a problem with Instragram, they only allow you to have one link in your profile. Is it going to be your website, Facebook, YouTube, or blog? With your IG Link (here’s mine) you can point them everywhere. As a bonus, you can embed a video and lots more!
Follow me online:
- My Instagram – @RobertHimler (lots and lots of photos)
- Personal Facebook (subscribe for public updates)
- Facebook Fan Page (car related)
- My YouTube Channel (fast exotic cars)
- My Photos on Exposure (photo stories)
- Follow me on Twitter (do it!)
- My Car Blog (www.CarVideos.com)
- My code on GitHub (though it’s all private)
- My CrunchBase Profile (Powered by TechCrunch)