In addition to coding, I spend a lot of time with my family. Our family is 4 strong if you count Moosie, our Netherland Dwarf Bunny. Our daughter is 4 years old and she confidently states that she is going to be a ballet teacher when she grows up. Her favorite ballets currently are Swan Lake and the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, her favorite book right now is Heidi by Johanna Spyri.
Emmy roasts small batch coffee weekly for a collection of people in and around Missoula. The side-effect of this is that we get awesome coffee every day. Emmy and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and every once and awhile get the opportunity to cook a great meal for family and friends. We are currently looking for a small house in the country near Missoula, which is pretty exciting and terrifying.
Being a developer is one of the most rewarding careers I have so far pursued. Coding is super fun, it’s about solving puzzles every day, tinkering with little machines that make bigger machines do more things. There are no days when you stop learning in coding and there are so many great possibilities, beautiful things that can be built, and challenge after challenge.
And Coding doesn’t stop there, I’ve worked in kitchens: Coding is like cooking, you can throw something together on a saturday night, but you have 15 people coming over? You better set up your mise en place, each ingredient in a little bowl before you even get your pan hot.
I got my Bachelor’s in english: Coding is like writing, the structure leads the reader, the UI guides the user. The words matter, just like naming conventions, they can make a poem soar or a program be completely unreadable.
Working at Cedar Mountain Software is a great experience that helps me to channel all these different facets of my life into one pathway. A pathway that supports continuous evolution, learning and engagement in cool and interesting projects.