It’s been a long and winding road towards programming and sitting here in the Littlelines office writing this blog post. I studied English lit in college and grad school with the intention of being a professor. After college I worked a number of strange jobs, including nurse’s aide in an assisted living facility and editor for an independent publishing company. After experiencing the bleak, post-grad-school job market, I took up programming for fun in my spare time, and I haven’t looked back since.
When I’m not programming, I spend most of my time with my wife and three furry overlords (aka cats) in Dayton, Ohio. We keep ourselves busy, when we’re not chasing the cats around the house, with a number of strange hobbies. We recently built a camper on top of a 5x8 trailer bed (actually a modern adaptation of a 19th century Romani Vardo— It’s a thing, I’ll prove it. -> vardo. On the weekends, we park the vardo at the Ohio Renaissance festival, where I am an actor on the street cast (this year I’m playing Sir Francis Bacon).
Tech interests: I have a broad range of tech interests, including Functional Programming (elixir, elm, js, you name it), rubyonrails, nodeJS, accessibility, and contributing to open source software.