March 1, 2019

Sketch: Forever Abby's

I took a few improv and sketch classes in the past at the Magnet Theater in NYC. Great theater, great classes, great teachers. Here is one of my sketches from my level one class that for some reason I rediscovered today. Enjoy! Forever Abby’s INT - SUBURBAN LIVING ROOM - DAY Two tween siblings sit around a living room with nothing to do. The brother sits cross-legged pinching himself while the sister plays with her hair lying down with her legs against the wall. Read more

January 19, 2019

Using Github Actions To Deploy To Firebase

I wrote an article ages ago about how I set up a blog using CircleCI and Firebase. This was a really nice workflow where I could get near instant updates with just a git push. Given I’m a cheapskate once github annonuced they are giving everyone free private repos I started to move all my stuff away from bitbucket back to github since I really like their dev experience and I’m in there all the time. Read more

October 23, 2017

Closing out Consensys Academy in Dubai

A few months ago I applied to the Consensys Academy Blockchain Developer Program. For those of you who don’t know, Consensys is the largest company in the Ethereum space and composed of hundreds of talented blockchain developers and specialists. They recently had an academy program where you apply for the chance to take a course on Ethereum Blockchain development in conjunction with b9 Labs. If you successfully complete the class to their standards you are chosen to go to Dubai and compete in a hackathon building decentralized applications on the blockchain network. Read more

September 29, 2017

Continuous Deployment Blogging

As I make an attempt at blogging I thought it would make sense to have my first “official” post be about how I ended making my blog. I chose my stack based on ease of use, speed of deployment, and cost (aka only free things). As I started to set things up and research tools to use I decided I wanted deployment to be so easy that I wouldn’t have to think about it. Read more

January 1, 0001

About Me

I’m currently a Software Engineer at Datadog helping to build reliable high throughput distributed systems. Previously, I’ve had experience working at various startups helping with reliability, engineering expereince, and web development in a variety of domains such as captial markets, government, consumer real estate, and cloud computing. For my day to day work my default languages are Python and Golang but love learning about new languages as well such as Elixir, F#, Rust, and Nim. Read more