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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Jul 24 On this morning’s training ride I met a retiree who spends his time racing Ironman and other distances. What a life.…

Jul 23 @reneelanders There’s coed softball and soccer for adults, why not marching band? I think you’re on to something.


Red Country

Red Country

By Joe Abercrombie.
Finished on July 5th 2014.

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

By Michael Lewis.
Finished on May 17th 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.