Shawn McCool is the co-founder of the web agency Big Name. He has been involved in professional web-application development for 15 years. His work emphasizes a philosophy of long-term software maintainability.
Shawn joined the Laravel team in 2012 and has been involved in updating and improving the official documentation.
Shawn is highly involved in community education and regularly creates education content and makes it freely available on his company site http://heybigname.com. Shawn spends much of his time involved with the Laravel community and can usually be found providing help in the official #Laravel IRC channel on FreeNode.