I'm a self-taught programmer with a degree in film production. I used to live in Boise, Idaho, and Kansas City, Missouri before that, but now I live in New York City because it's crowded, expensive, and impractical.
I work at Stack Overflow
You know, the site where you get all your programming questions answered (stackoverflow.com). I'm a developer and team-lead on our Ad Server team.
I love open source
Check out my GitHub Profile to see what I've been working on lately. Major projects include:
- NFig A distributed settings library for .NET applications. NFig allows for data center and tier-specific defaults and overrides. Settings can be updated across multiple servers in real time.
- BosunReporter A .NET library for sending metrics to Bosun, a time series alerting framework.
Except where stated otherwise, all code on this blog is MIT licensed.
I'm a pilot
I've been a private pilot since December 2012, and, like all pilots, I love talking about and flying airplanes. I spend a fair amount of time on Stack Exchange Aviation where I'm a moderator, and often in chat.
I play songs
I keep guitars in my office, and other music-inclined Stackers (yeah, that's what we call people who work at Stack Overflow) come by and play occasionally. One time I recorded some videos of me playing in my office and put them on YouTube. Perhaps I'll do more of that in the future.
Biggest thing I miss about living in New York is having a piano in my house, and being able to scream out songs at three in the morning.