Me, Professionally

I’ve been in the industry since before the dot-com boom of the late nineties (I almost said “late twentieth century” there, but that makes me sound much older than I’d like to be.

I have a long history of working with large, often unstructured data, starting with the set of member pages at Tripod.com. I have a background in machine learning, mostly around document classification, though I’m a quite behind the current state of the art at this point. I’ve written a number of reporting systems, and am comfortable enough with databases that I’ve been a DBA for the past few years.

Obviously, as a DBA, I’m operationally minded. As a developer, I tend to be that way, as well – I’m concerned with robustness of the systems I work on, and think ahead to reduce possible failure modes in production.

I’m comfortable in contributing leadership positions, and also have some experience in management.

I am not actively seeking new employment, though I’m not averse to hearing about new, interesting opportunities. Here is a relatively recent resume (PDF format), and you may also be interested in talks I’ve given at conferences.