I am optimistic at heart, and deeply believe in kindness and tolerance.
For the past few years, I've been working at for Graphika, which I co-founded. We make tools for identifying emergent communities of interest and their influencers in social media.
I enjoy a wide range of kinds of technical work, and I usually think of this role as "Full Stack Architect". I am interested in doing some development on a team, but I usually pick out some tricky / core parts and do those, while assisting with any problems that may come up in the rest of development. In addition to architecture, systems design, and performance analysis, I can work in a number of (computer) languages, I'm comfortable picking up new environments, and I have strong skills in general CMS, workflow, process, data modeling, caching, performance analysis and optmization, project management, security practices, and usability. I'm a solid mostly-Linux-but-sometimes-other-flavors-of-unix sysadmin and network architect. I have done recent work in security, devops engineering, api design and implementation, data modeling and implementation, and usability.
Some areas of focus have been Ruby on Rails/Sinatra, MongoDB, MySQL, AWS/EC2, terraform, ansible, and high performance web application scaling in general. I'm not terribly interested in using a Microsoft development environment.
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I love to cook. I am a big advocate of local food and I hit the farmer's markets a few times a week. I try to bake at least every two weeks. I always make extra so I can give it away. People are often very surprised by random homemade baked goods, and always pleasantly.
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