I've worked in the Supply Chain Logistics industry for over ten years. I've done a lot of things in the field so far. Right now what captivates me most is business intelligence and streamlining daily operations using simple, easy-to-use web apps.
I love data. I believe every data set has a story to tell and I enjoy mining through it to understand what it has to say.
I find programming to be a unique blend of non-negotiable absolutes and creative expression. With 0's and 1's there is no gray area but there can be multiple solutions coded for the same problem.
After trying a number of different languages, starting with C++, to Python, to JS, I came back to Ruby. It's just the best fit for me.
I have a love-hate relationship with running. I hate the actual act of running but I'm addicted to the natural "high" that comes after a run. As Dean Karnazes says, "no matter how bad it goes, I always feel better after a run than I did before."
After a few years of endurance running I've discovered a new-found love in adventure racing. The mix of disciplines and teamwork involved make it much more enjoyable. I also have an interest in mountaineering after a recent summit-bid on Mount Rainier.
The hardest, most important, and most rewarding job I've ever had.