A little about me

dev.ac is a sandbox that I use to test web-related projects. It is an experiment of a genre of design called brutalism, which uses system fonts, and emphasizes a lacks concern for visual aesthetics.

My name is Kenneth Huebsch. I am an aspiring adult. From another person’s perspective, it would seem that I’ve got my life together. But the truth is that I’m still trying to figure it all out. I live north of Philadelphia with my wonderful wife, our mischievous little dog, and our first child on the way. I love Philadelphia sports, movies, astronomy, and technology. I’m a full time software engineer but I also do some freelance consulting in SEO and front-end web-development.

SEO

Where is the best place to bury a body? The second page of Google results. Search Engine Optimization has become an obsession of mine over the past year and a half. I love talking about it to friends and family who have zero interest in the topic. They nod their heads and pretend like they care because they have good social tact, but the conversation usually winds up shifting direction before I'm ready to move on.

If you have any interest in increasing the position that your site ranks on a Google search, I would love to have a conversation with you! I've learned that you can do all of the things a big SEO firm does, yourself. Let me ramble!

Frontend

I manage a few business websites that I built from scratch. They are hosted through Amazon Web Services, interface with databases, and utilize server side rendering. I like web development because you can actually see the fruits of your labor. It's a millenial thing I guess. Everybody my age needs instant gratification. I have a lot of fun developing web sites, so let me know if you have and exciting new business ideas! While I am on the topic of front-end development, I'd like to extend a quick thank you to Brian Haferkamp for the providing CSS that I used for this site. The internet is a beautiful place because people like Brian chose to open-source their work.

Backend

My actual full-time job is C++ back end development in a Linux environment. I have a Masters Degree in Comp Sci, a degree certificate in Data Mining, and a passion for puzzle solving. I compare the different layers of development to building a car. Frontend development is like the design and creation of the interior and exterior. Of course these things are important because they're what grabs everybody's attention. But, the truth is that it doesn't matter how sexy that convertible looks if it doesn't have an engine. Server side code is the engine that drives all the wonderful technological breakthroughs that make us say "wow". It's rare for people to reach out to freelancers for server-side work. But if you do need some backend work done, or need a script to automate some process, or some sort of personal application, this is what I'm best at!

Everything in between

I use this term "everything in between" to describe all of the other things that aren't covered by the other three categories. I'm great with Photoshop and Illustrator. I can write Excel Macros. I don't write much Python, but I'm sure I could pick it up quickly if that's what you need.

Basically, if there's any tech/media related odd job that you are looking for let me know. Chances are that I probobly can already do it for you. And if I can't, I'm sure I'll be able to find a YouTube video to teach me how to. So don't hesitate to reach out, no matter what it is your looking for.