Hi there, it's nice to meet you. A bit about me. I am a father to one, a partner (and soon to be husband) to another, and I have two one dog. All of us, including my parents, now live in Yarmouth, Maine. I was born in Stockholm, Sweden - grew up in NY/NJ, and lived in North Carolina and California.
When everyone was getting a Nintendo in the 80s, my parents gave me a computer. A Tandy 1000 EX that ran MS-DOS off a 5.25" floppy drive with 256kb of RAM. I spent most of my free time on that machine and learned to program in BASIC from a book picked up at Radioshack.
Since those early days, my professional and free time has been spent making software.
I have been an engineer in some roles and immersed myself in data structures, algorithms, language design, and compilers. I have been more on the business side in other functions and studied marketing, sales, and financial models.
While the titles I have had have changed, one interest has not changed ever since I got that Tandy. The experience you have when you are operating a device running software. That is ultimately where I am most passionate, and it has been what has guided all of the work I have done.
Currently, I am working as a Staff Product Designer at Datadog (come work with me). I am also delighted to meet new people with the same interests, so please contact me.