I've prepared this page to outline a bit about me, and why this site exists
I constantly tell mentee's that they should have a place document personal projects. This is the number one thing I look for when I hire...felt I should take my own advice
A meta goal is that I want to write more as a way to clarify my thoughts. I read a ton but I don't feel like I retain much of it. I read about the concept of a digital garden recently and am trying to grow my own.
I have always wanted to do something with my photography - and this feels like a place to start
The site is called devxdata. this is loosely based off of my middle name (Devereux)
A bit about me:
I like gadgets, and spend a lot of time and money diving into expensive past times (for example - this is a scuba diving joke)
I tend to obsess over new hobbies, to the point of insanity. A few examples to drive home the point:
I love driving, and took my Mazda MX5 all the way across the country last year, camping near national parks along the way
I dabble in tech, and have made my career at the intersection of finance and data analytics. I currently am building a data platform at Walt Disney Imagineering. I spend a lot of my time upgrading 20 year old excel processes. Next on my list to learn is python for data science. Working on an electron app with a tie into snowflake, to prove that I can.
I LOVE school, and just finished my MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management. While I sort out what to do with a spare 20 hours a week of free time, for now I am burying myself in business books to pretend I still get to go back to class in the fall.
I like grey and blue, with most of my clothing fitting in this color scheme. Except for cars. Cars should be red.
I am on track to cycle more than 1000 miles this year. I ride twice a week with my best friend in LA - there is no better way to explore a city than on a bike.
I read Hacker News a lot. Happy to report that LTSE (Long term Stock Exchange) was on the site again this week. I have flirted with the idea of working for Eric Ries for a long time ( https://news.ycombinator.com/) I like the idea of working on a problem that matters, and I LOVE his chosen problem (Short term thinking in financial/business settings)
I follow a lot of tech folks on Twitter. I aspire to be as thoughtful and witty as my SRE team is.
I have always considered working for the federal government, having originally planned on joining the US Air Force. I regularly look into the tech fellowship programs. I think I just want to work on a problem that keeps me up at night.
My parents are way cooler than I am. I'm so fortunate to have grown up near them.