Creator of fine <HTML> products and services.
Amateur triathlete.

I'm Brian Shoemaker, a developer/manager, amateur triathlete and dad living in the Minneapolis area. I build web applications and manage development teams, with a focus on responsive design, modern tools and APIs.

I'm also a voracious reader and news junkie. When not working or training I can be found playing with my kids, geocaching or working on our latest Arduino-powered project.

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Apr 20 Slightly irritated that the 7-year-old has a higher @ThreesGame score than me with his 768 card, a feat I haven’t been able to duplicate.

Apr 19 About once a month someone says I look like Jim from “The Office”. I don’t see the resemblance.


The Heroes

The Heroes

By Joe Abercrombie.
Started on March 25th 2014.

The Martian

The Martian

By Andy Weir.
Finished on March 22nd 2014.

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Where I've been past 30 days


Training Log



I occasionally have a small side or personal project in development. After a decade of .NET/C# and SQL I've been developing more and more with Node.js and MongoDB. I share my projects and post the details here and GitHub.


Browse and search for tweets from Italian politicians.

Twitter Stream

Search and stream the Twitter Public Timeline.

Weather Station

Home weather station built with Arduino.