Lots of professional experience with popular python data science and web libraries, relational database design, task automation, data pipeline orchestration, big data on Spark, and everything Amazon Web Services. University background in geospatial data processing, analysis, and visualization.
Life-long learner with a growth mindset, positive attitude, and passion for the outdoors.
Still working on the data platform. These days I'm focusing on scaling and internal user support.
I'm a part of the Decision Science team, where I contribute by moving data around for behavioral and data scientists, engineers, and product folks. To that end, I architected and built a new data platform that is being used company-wide. Currently I'm spreading awareness, developing new features with feedback from various teams, and maintaining/babysitting it. The work I do mainly involves using Python, Docker, Spark, Hadoop, Airflow, AWS Redshift (plus many other AWS services), Mesos, Jenkins, and more.
I worked in various roles as a Korean Language Analyst, which involved 63 weeks of intensive Korean language courses at the Defense Language Institute, and being stationed abroad at Osan AB in South Korea and state-side at Fort Meade, MD. My work experience in the Air Force isn't totally relevant to my career as a software engineer, but it is something that I did, and it's a part of my life.
Managed squadron-level training program (130+ personnel); developed education policy leading to 20% increase in unit language proficiency scores as measured by DLPT V.
Led 12-person international team tasked with safety of intelligence aircraft by conducting target radio frequency searches.
Operated radios to find, identify, transcribe, and translate time-sensitive target military communications.
I grew up in Western PA, where I delivered newspapers as a kid and played bass in band called Garage Sale. I spent six years in the Air Force working as a Korean translator, used the G.I. bill to study rocks and math at Penn State, applied myself to get into working in software, then moved to Colorado for the mountains.
I like to spend a lot of time outdoors (hiking, biking, camping, and SCUBA). I brew beer, play soccer, noodle on acoustic guitar, speak Korean fluently, and run a popular board game Meetup in Longmont, CO. I have too many computers, bicycles, snowboards, guitars, dictionaries, and board games.