A Bit About Me

I like languages, new places, strategy games, technology, science, and books about brains. I've been fortunate to be able to pursue a lot of these interests, formally or otherwise. Eventually I acted on the long-held suspicion that computer science was the skillset that suited me best, and would let me continue to explore my many interests.

What I've Been Up To

I recently graduated from the Master's Program in Computer Science at University of Chicago where I studied topics like Python, Databases, Algorithms, Big Data, Object Oriented Programming, Web Development, Parallel Programming, iOS, and others.

Update: My iOS app 'Next Up - A Podcast Alarm' has hit the App Store. Learn more about it here.

What's Next

I'm moving on from Chicago and looking for a good team to join – one that's interested in its work and takes pride in it. I'm ready to put my newly-sharpened talents to work in a positive and purposeful work environment where I can contribute meaningfully while continuing to grow and learn.

While those are my highest immediate priorities, I'd also like to dive deeper into the orbit of cognitive science, whether professionaly or as a continued pursuit of personal interest.

For more info, see my resume, my LinkedIn profile, or send me an email.

Talents

Proficient

  • Python
  • MySQL
  • HTML/CSS
  • MVC
  • OOP

Capable

  • Swift
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Go
  • Parallel Prog.
  • TDD
  • Agile Dev.

Familiar

  • React
  • Node.js
  • Bootstrap
  • Java
  • Scala
  • Hive

Random

  • Parallel Parking
  • Board Games
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Tending Campfires

Mind Reader

I love reading about brains. They're my favorite mystery, and have so much room left for discovery.

I like the theory, the science, the case studies. I think everything about consciousness and intelligence is endlessly fascinating. I'm particularly interested in theories and models of intelligence, biological and otherwise.

Disaster Junkie

I had the opportunity to spend some time working in disaster response. It was challenging and complicated, but the experiences bound together many of the people who shared them.

I'm not sure I really qualify, but some of the ones who spent the most time traveling from one disaster to next are occassionally referred to as disaster junkies. Whether it's meant as a compliment or not is unclear.

Faux-tographer

Like anyone else who ever picked up a camera, I sometimes like pretend I know how to take good photos. Mostly I like the excuse to walk or hike or visit interesting places. It's also a nice chance to practice a little creativity.

Having no aspirations whatsoever of pursuing it in any serious way makes it that much more relaxing.

Projects

A few of the projects I've worked on, assigned and otherwise.

Experience

Some of the jobs that I've had and the things that I did there.

Education

Where and why and what I've learned.

Photos

Mostly shot at zoos, aquariums, conservatories, beaches, forests, and the like.