How's it goin' eh?
My name is Reid Main and I am an iOS developer residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After I graduated university I worked for a little over six years in Toronto before I chased that startup money and relocated to San Francisco, California. After almost six years of wallowing away in Silicon Valley I decided it was time to return to the Great White North.
Currently I am working at Instacart as a Senior Mobile Engineer II on the shopper app. In San Francisco I worked for Uber (twice), was the lead developer on Affirm's iOS app, and spent six months at a crypto startup to help soft launch their product. Back in Canada I worked at theScore during the halcyon days of iOS where we built the iPad app, migrated our designs to iOS 7, and overhauled our networking and data layers. For a detailed breakdown of my work history you can download a copy of my resume or check out my LinkedIn profile.
I started this blog because I wanted some place to put my thoughts to paper (so to speak) and reflect on what I accomplished every month. That expanded to giving my thoughts on video games, Japan, technology, and even just sharing links to other interesting content. My most popular articles have been "A Newbie's Guide to the Anycubic Photon S" and "How I set up a Jenkins node for iOS jobs", both of which I only wrote so I would have something I could reference. It never occurred to me that something I wrote could help thousands of people.
As I am a huge fan of video games you can find me as Reidskie on Steam, Xbox, and Nintendo Online. On the PlayStation Network I'm still Warmain because changing names is apparently incredibly difficult for Sony.
Unfortunately I haven't really published any open-source code lately but you can still find me on GitHub or Stack Overflow.
If you would like to contact me Twitter @reidmain is probably the easiest but feel free to send me some email as well.
Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my site.