Hi, my name is Brendan Barr. I am a web developer obsessed with building clean, user-focused experiences.
For over 12 years I have worked at agencies, startups, and on several of my own products.
I have also been exclusively remote since 2015.
This was an unexpected gig that came out of a freelancing request to build a better video app for the mobile web.
Hand-rolled an advanced video player in vanilla JS, without access to Media Source Extensions due to mobile browser incompatibilities. Link is not clickable due to the project being on pause, and the NSFW nature of it.
Medium is my confusingly named communicating sequential processes (CSP) library that provides what I believe
coordinate between various async workflows.
Tortoise Labs is a start-up school and incubator that helps people learn how to make things that others truly want.
Our focus is always on communicating early and often with potential customers, and keeping all implemented technology and workflows as stripped down as possible.
Eariously is a text-to-speech platform that aims to convert any text into high-quality, shareable audio.
The product is embeddable as a player widget in any page that contains article-like text, where it will auto-parse and convert the main content.