I appreciate reliable systems architecture and operations-aware engineering. My favorite approach to work is dipping my fingers in every pie and helping co-workers solve their problems, especially navigating organizational challenges. On my own projects, I love learning about new problems and tools, and applying cleaner ways to do things, especially when I can delete code.
I’m an evangelist for knowledge sharing and best practices. I enjoy ensuring things are complete—documented, tested, released, and supported. The opposite rubs me the wrong way—unclear ownership, hard-to-find answers, or a lack of empathy. Those are the problems I want to dive into and fix.
I highly value companies that buy into agile at every level of the business.
Agile at scale requires trust at scale, and that is very hard to achieve.
A little history
I started working at One Medical in 2015 on the electronic medical record and provider application, 1life. Lately I’ve been working on supporting our enterprise clients, especially with COVID-19 response. Previous to that I worked on our clinical team workflows, and helped migrate much of our infrastructure from Heroku and hosted services to Amazon Web Services. The first projects I worked on at One Medical were around clinical compliance with new standards and member registration.
In 2013 I accepted an offer from Pivotal Labs and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. After a few months of client projects I started work on Cloud Foundry, where I worked on services, BOSH, and operations.
Previously, after college, I lived in Kansas City and worked for Cerner for five years writing web applications and services at every level of the stack. When I started, I helped build and maintain the Cerner Store for a couple years. Then I moved to writing services focused on clinical search for a new, distributed architecture. My final year at Cerner was spent working to rapidly prototype and build a suite of web applications for a new initiative.
I started with simple MUD-like dungeons written in QBasic when I was a child and moved on to more complex, but useful, .NET applications in college. New ideas and personal projects are exciting, though it’s always been challenging to drive a side project through to a polished end-state.