I've lived and worked in the bay area since always. I grew up in Santa Cruz. Right now I'm in the outer sunset, living with surfers in a beach house, and I love it.
I'm a real actual nerd. I started with computers from a young age and I've been working professionally in software since I was 15. I tested out of high school and never looked back. My favorite projects are games and mobile interfaces. My least favorite projects are slot machines and security analysis.
Following failed teenage aspirations to become an olympic swimmer, I quickly fell into a life that involved mostly sitting. Commuting to extra long hours at start-ups where there was free pizza, soda, and candy became an issue for me.
Now I work from home most days, an it's totally rad. I have plenty of time to work out and enjoy the great outdoors. Also, my coffee is way better than most office coffee too. Anyway, I lost all the weight eventually and I'm pretty fit now. I have more energy and stamina now then I ever had in my 20's.
Seven months ago I seriously Injured my left arm in a heroic boating accident. I'm almost totally better now. When it happened, the doctors gave me some great drugs, but with all the time I had on my hand, I became addicted to taking photos with my new phone instead.