I'm a software engineer working at financial tech startup in San
Francisco. I love programming, but it's still a relatively new
thing for me: I've done a career switch from the biosciences over
the last few years.
I enjoy reading, coding, learning new things, and playing games.
I'm a big fan of technology and all that the Bay Area has to offer.
What I’m doing with my life
Improving myself, with a focus on coding -- software is eating the
world, you know ;)
I’m really good at
I'm good at writing, and at learning, and I'm pretty good at
thinking and science.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm tall. Not crazy tall, but taller than the average guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: C. S. Forester's Hornblower series and Patrick O'Brian's
Aubrey/Maturin series, The Three Musketeers, and the Wheel of Time
series; I've always liked adventure novels. I also love sci fi; I
recently finished Dune, and enjoyed Neuromancer a lot, too.
Movies: My favorite is Fight Club, and Pulp Fiction was pretty
amazing, too. I liked most of the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings
movies, and really liked Inception.
TV shows: I usually like comedies. Parks and Recreation, Community,
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have been great, and Arrested
Development was really something special. And, of course, I love
Game of Thrones and House of Cards. Finally, an honorable mention
for Dr. Who.
Music: The only thing I really don't like much is country.
Food: I'm up for just about anything (I just don't like things that
are really spicy). Italian is great, sushi is great, Thai can be
really interesting... pretty much everything can be good. My
official favorite food is pizza.
The six things I could never do without
The internet and good books are pretty important. Good food is
nice, too, and a nice environment to work in. The right people are
a really critical part of that environment. For thing number six,
I'll go with my car, for the freedom to go places.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Philosophy, psychology, biology, computer science, and my job.
On a typical Friday night I am
Being kind of boring, often enough, and watching something on Hulu
or YouTube. Other times, seeing a movie with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I get bored pretty easily.
You should message me if
You should message me if you want to message me, and only if you
want to, really; please don't message me under duress. :P