About Me

You've reached the Internet home of Dan McGee and the classic "Hello world" blog application. I'm not sure what to say about myself here, but I'll give it my best shot.

I spent 9 months living abroad in Ireland during college, and I have a study abroad photo and blog site where I shared some pictures and writeups of my experiences.

Freelance Software Development

I've been a software developer by trade for a while in addition to my frequent open source work. More recently I've gotten involved with freelance software development, so if you are looking for a freelance developer, keep me in mind.

My areas of expertise lie primarily within the web development arena. In the past I've had significant experience with Java/J2EE applications, and more recently I've expanded into Python and Django web development. However, I've also worked on several standalone C, Python, and shell script applications.

Please get in contact with me if you have any questions about my skills or what I feel comfortable doing, or want to know more about my rates and availability. You can find my email address right down there in the 'Contact Information' section.

If you're really interested, I do have my resume available by request. Contact me by email and let me know a good reason you'd like to see it and I'll be happy to send a copy along to you.

Open Source Involvement

I'm pretty interested and involved in open source software. My biggest public project is Arch Linux, where I am a software developer, packager, system administrator, and active community member. This entails many things, but my primary focus is work on the package manager pacman, on which I am currently the lead developer. The main website, written in Django, has also fallen into my hands so a fair amount of my Arch time is devoted to the upkeep and improvement of that. I'm also working on a few other side projects as well for Arch, and every once in a while doing some packaging.

Much of my open source development work is hosted on this site in Git repositories, my VCS of choice. It can be viewed and found on my code subsite. You'll also see my work at the Arch Linux Projects site. While on the Git topic, I've made quite a few contributions to that project as well.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or just want to learn more about me, the following information may prove useful:

My Wishlist

Yes, I do a decent amount of open source work, especially on Arch stuff, in my own time. No, I don't really get paid for it- I do it because I enjoy working on it and working with some of the other people involved.

So without saying too much more, if you enjoy the work I do and want to give something back, feel free to take a glance at my Amazon Wishlist, which isn't always up to date but I'll try my best to keep things on there.