Software engineer by day at Large Corp 🏛, and all sorts of stuff by night - notary, reluctant runner, ordained, …. since I can’t sit still. I’ve attempted to build a number of different SaaS products before realizing creating content is just as, if not more, fun than writing code you have to maintain 🤓. I’ve worn a lot of hats, from founder, developer, writer, podcaster, open source contributor, and more. Investigating a growing interest in writing, Developer & User Experience, No-code, entrepreneurship, and cyber security.
Ended up studying Computer Engineering in my first year of university, but the classes I started with didn’t catch my attention, and I assumed it wasn’t for me. Amidst cramming for exams, I attempted to write a small Python script to spam a certain well-known music video in new browser tabs on my friends computer. I had no idea how to distribute my mildly-malicious program (thereby only spamming myself), but the seed was planted 🌱. What my courses were missing that this ~10 line script had was the capability – unlike my classes building Java apps in the IDE CLI I didn’t understand, here I was actually controlling the computer! Thus, the spark grew into into my modern-day self of Jira tickets and LGTM .
Attempting to wrangle the mess of ideas in my head with words. Moderately succeeding. Lofty goal of 1 million words published on big wide web.
Embraced minimalism, but I struggle to throw things away that are “perfectly good” (spoiler: to most people they are already trash).
Keep trying to build things after listening to too many episodes of Indie Hackers. You’ll find the full list on my Projects page, but one of my more potent learning experiences around startups/product-building I cover in-depth in Reflecting on my Failure to Build a One Dollar Company.
I aim to be curious and open to new experiences, which leads me down a variety of rabbit holes .
I occasionally will update my favorite articles on my Pocket profile. You can find some of the pieces I’ve found most impactful there.
Inspiration for writing an in-depth
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