I taught myself how to code while I was working as a mortgage broker.
You can check out my Rails / JS projects on Github.
Other things of note: I'm an email development expert and I know my way around PHP, Wordpress, and Drupal.
An e-commerce site built using Ruby on Rails. I primarily worked with Ruby on Rails and jQuery working directly with the CTO. strahlenlights.com
Website matches consumers with mechanics. I was contracted to work on bugs and implement new features. Worked directly with the CEO on-site. openbay.com
Real estate consulting agency. jQuery and PHP. iwmsconnect.com
Wordpress, jQuery, and PHP. trinitywaltham.org
PHP / MySQL
PHP and MySQL rexams.com
I love all things football - NFL, College - and I thought it would be a good challenge to build a site which combined a mapping service (another interest) with football. This app is built with Ruby on Rails. The map plots 150 high schools in Massachusetts and you use sliders (jQuery UI) to filter map data. Its showing data from the 2012 season. It is hosted for free on Heroku. footballmapper.com.
Definitely chess. I've been playing for over 20 years and I'm active on chess.com. I love Fischer style chess because it negates openings and games become tactical very quickly.
Beer too. I like nice ales, especially IPA's from the brewers at Stone and Firestone.
Good food. I'm fortunate there are so many great dinning spots in my area. Recently, my wife and I went to Black Sheep Restaurant in Kendall. It was excellent!