I'm currently an engineer on the data infrastructure team at Discord.
Previously, I was lead engineer on the API team at Twilio and had a front row seat as we grew from 100 people to public company.
Before I moved to San Francisco, I grew up in North Carolina and went to school at Georgia Tech where I majored in Computer Science.
I began school as an Applied Mathematics major before realizing I was spending all of my free time programming so I switched to Computer Science. I believe this is one of the best decisions I've made in my life.
I've written a few things about programming. Check them out.
I've spent a lot of time running. I started running in 7th grade, ran all through high school, and eventually spent four incredible years on the varsity Track and Field and Cross Country teams at Georgia Tech.
Since moving to the San Francisco in 2013, I've discovered a new passion. Skiing is incredible, and simply getting out of the city and spending some time in the mountains is incredibly rejuvenating.
One time I tried snowboarding. On my final run of my first day snowboarding, I caught an edge and landed hard on my shoulder. A trip to the ER, some heavy painkillers, and six weeks of recovery later the ligament attaching my right shoulder to my clavicle is still permanently severed. Probably not going snowboarding again for a while.
I'm averaging right around 20 days a season, which I'm pretty proud of. It's a huge time investment, but it's completely worth it.