I'm Erik Yuzwa (aka. Wazoo)

I work on full stack web software and write about modern JavaScript, Node, Java, Rails, PHP, design and web development. Maybe some C/C++ from time to time. Oh and gaming. Definitely gaming.

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Installing Nginx on Raspberry Pi

Installing Postgresql on Raspberry Pi

Installing Rails6 on Raspberry Pi

Installing Node and NVM on Raspberry Pi

My Projects

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Dangerous Dungeon

Explore a randomly generated dungeon; kill monsters and grab treasure in this free game using PyGame.

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Temple of Anguish

My entry for the 2016 7DRL - build a Roguelike in 7 days. Made with JavaScript, Electron and Rot.js.

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eyuzwa.com

Personal theme using the Gatsby framework (aka the source of this website).

Podcast(s)

Co-hosted with Jeff Horton, the Wazroc Podcast covers a wide gambit of issues in Tech.

Episode 1: The Beginning. We talk history, .NET and javascript.Episode 1: The Beginning. We talk history, .NET and javascript.

Episode 2. Steam refunds, Kickstarter, VR and Occulus along with education. Still forgot about the sausages.Episode 2. Steam refunds, Kickstarter, VR and Occulus along with education. Still forgot about the sausages.

Episode 3. job interviews, consulting, becoming and agency and probably more. Listen in and let us know your thoughts.Episode 3. job interviews, consulting, becoming and agency and probably more. Listen in and let us know your thoughts.

Episode 4. We talk about Slack, parenting and dystopian futures!Episode 4. We talk about Slack, parenting and dystopian futures!

Episode 5. We wrap up season 1 by talking about programming, VR and keeping Erik employed.Episode 5. We wrap up season 1 by talking about programming, VR and keeping Erik employed.

Books

I was fortunate to have the pleasure of partnering with Charles River Media (now Cengage Learning) to put together some material on game programming using C/C++.

Game Programming in C++: Start to FinishGame Programming in C++: Start to Finish

Learn C++ By Making GamesLearn C++ By Making Games

What others have said about me...

In searching for a successor for my role as an advanced JavaScript application engineer, when Erik's resume came up I knew we had found the right guy.

Alan

Erik has been an exemplary contractor. Not only has he worked with a remote team of developers with great efficiency, but he also spent time mentoring them.

Collin

Erik is a skilled Sr. Developer who has the ability to analyze and solve problems very quickly. Not only he is very open to collaborate with other team members, but he is also not afraid to share his knowledge with others.

Merlin

Erik is a hard worker, and a smart worker. He is a team player, thinks out of the box, and truly puts a lot of care and consideration into his work.

Darcy

Erik has an excellent ability to troubleshoot problems very quickly and efficiently - he's the guy you come to for a solution when there doesn't seem to be any answers.

Chris

Erik has a broad range of expertise that allows him to triage and evaluate situations and offer timely solutions. His dedication to "making stuff work" is amazing.

Bernie