I’ve been lucky to have built systems used by millions: consumer software products for desktop & mobile, web experiences, and the back-end systems that power them. I specialize in designing systems that coordinate large data- and compute-intensive workloads. I have also led teams applying machine learning to some of the largest algorithmic challenges in the industry.
I got hooked on building software young. I remember typing out BASIC program listings from books into our Apple IIGS as a young kid. Enamored with such a unique and powerful channel to create, I taught myself a number of languages–primarily C and C++–and pursued software as a hobby before getting my Computer Science degree at the University of Washington.
My other favorite mechanism of creation is music, as a woodwind player and aspiring guitarist.