Wes Baker


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Writing Code and Managing a Team

I currently work at Shopify. I’m a development manager which means I manage a team, write code, and work with product, design, and engineering to deliver a compelling product.

Personal Projects

I write and maintain a number of personal programming projects to scratch various itches I have:

3D Printing

This is my newest hobby, and therefore, the one I’m most into at the moment. I bought a Prusa i3 MK3S, an EPAX X1, and a Sonic Mini 4K and unless they’re broken, they’re probably printing something.

Roleplaying Games

Before 3D printing, roleplaying were my newest hobby and I still do a fair amount of reading and playing, but I've started to decrease the number of games I run and play in to a reasonable number. I still very much enjoy it, but I'm more realistic about how much I can actually play these days. I always want more though because there's so much out there.

Board Games

Before all of the above, there were board games and I still play them, but I've reached the point in the hobby and my life where I'm generally playing (and buying) fewer games. I used to buy nearly 100 games a year (and resell a bunch of those) and now I generally buy less than 10 in a year, which is still a lot. Additionally, members of my game group have moved away and kids can make playing games just a little bit harder.

I’m a programmer who lives in Fredericksburg, VA. I enjoy board games, puzzles, and making things work. When I’m not in front of a screen of some sort, I’m probably spending time with my wife, my sons, my animals, my board games, or my books. Check out what I’m up to now, see what tools I’m currently using, or follow me on Mastodon.