When you look at my resume you’ll notice one glaring omission: a 4-year degree. I never had the opportunity to attend a traditional college. But that’s never held me back. When I want to learn something, I figure out where to get the information, dive in and do it. I know that some hiring managers will consider my lack of a degree an unforgivable flaw. I think that’s too bad. Because they’re missing out on one of the most motivated, resourceful workers they’ll ever get.
I love coding, but my work takes second place to my family. I have a wife and two boys, an 8 year old and a 10 month old, who are the joys of my life. Together with our two cats, we live in the little town of Fairfax in Marin County, surrounded by trees and wildlife. On weekends and evenings, you can find us enjoying the nearby playgrounds and parks, or getting a cone at our local ice cream shop.
To keep my mind and body sharp, I train in Shaolin Kung Fu, a rigorous and traditional form of the martial art. I’m also a fan of metal working and blacksmithing, and tinker around from time to time. These activities offer a refreshing counterbalance to the hours spent on the computer.