I'm Teejay VanSlyke, a web application design & engineering consultant living in Portland, Oregon. I help business owners reduce cost and increase productivity with custom web applications. I've worked with dozens of startups in my decade-long career.
Ever since I was a small child I've loved building things. My grandfather taught me how to program using QuickBASIC when I was just six years old. Two years later I was teaching my classmates. I started my own paper-bag-puppet business when I was in first grade. I guess you could say programming and business are in my blood.
I run the webform service Formbot which makes it easier for business owners to get feedback from their website visitors.
As a contribution to the Eugene, Oregon technology community, I built the We Are EUG professionals directory to help put faces to our names.
I enjoy drawing, but I don't think I'm very good at it. If you want to decide, have a scroll through my Instagram where I post most of what I make.
Back in 2012, I sold most of my belongings and moved into a small motorhome. It taught me about resourcefulness, minimalism, and carpentry. I gave a short talk about my experience at Ignite Portland 11. I still miss living that way, and hope to someday build a tiny house or a stealth conversion van.
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