Eric originally joined 8th Light as an apprentice under Paul Pagel after an internship at Object Mentor. Since taking on a craftsman position, he has worked on Rails projects as well as open source projects like Limelight and Fresnel. He has also been developing applications for the iPhone and iPad using Objective-C.
Eric's experience at 8th Light has shown him that no client problem is too large to solve. By simply asking "Why?" you can break the problem down to its basic parts. Then you can tackle the smaller problems bit by bit. This requires a commitment to being upfront with your clients and never promising more than you can deliver.
In 2008, Eric graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.