My path toward becoming a developer has been defined by my twin interests in health sciences and development. Ever since I was a boy and my father brought home our first MSDOS PC, I have been eagerly immersed in a world of computers. I began studying programming in high school and have continued to improve myself to this day. I majored in Biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara while researching immunology. In 2010, I was drawn to Columbia University to study human nutrition. While there, I became involved in a functional MRI experiment and combined my interests in health, nutrition, and development to better understand how exercise influences appetite. The experiment was highly technical and involved a heavy amount of python and bash scripting to pull off. In addition, I gained valuable people and project management skills that continue to serve me well.
When I am not “typing in different colors” as my girlfriend lovingly terms coding, I enjoy surfing and lifting weights. I am an avowed dog person and spoil my puppy Charlie at every opportunity.
This blog serves as a note stack for me as I develop apps and tear through books on Ruby and RoR. I often use it as a place to re-state and reinforce concepts for myself. If you find it helpful please let me know! Additionally, I use the blog as a catch-all for other notes about tech, hackintoshs, and more.