I do software development in the beautiful Seattle area. I'm passionate about writing performant, clean code, and following Agile development principles.
I also love bicycling and cats, and drink way too much tea.
How I Got Into Coding
The first code I wrote was old-school HTML for a Sailor Moon fan site when I was 12, complete with horrible marquees and automatically playing music (basically this - not my site but you get the idea).
I didn't delve into more serious coding until I went to college, where I studied computer science. Since then, I've taught programming labs, run a computer club, volunteered to teach girls how to code, and currently work professionally as a full-stack developer specializing in backend web services.