Hello, pleased to be meeting you. I make computers do wonderful things, swing dance, enjoy exercise, live vegan, and I teach others how to do the same. I am in my mid-twenties and live in San Francisco, CA.
I reply to all email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, so do write.
I use Twitter, Goodreads and Ten Arms actively. Facebook reluctantly.
I blog about books and politics in one place, and code in another.
I work at Square as an engineering manager on the platform engineering team.
I have spoken at RubyConf, RailsConf, and many regional conferences. You can find recordings at Confreaks.
In 2010 I travelled the world running a series of Ruby on Rails workshops titled Your Database Is Your Friend Training. I blog about code at Robot Has No Heart and used to write a weekly column for RubySource.
I have worked on many big commercial Ruby on Rails projects including Square (current), The Conversation, ClearGrain, and Redbubble. I made and maintain the Vegan Melbourne website.
My brother and I wrote the personal development blog TwoShay and ran a regular month long vegan mentoring group Vegan Month. Both are on hold while I'm at Square, but I continue to practice what I preached.
I have been swing dancing for more than half a decade. I irregularly teach, and run two dancing related websites: LindyLog for keeping a dance diary, and EventHand for dance event management.