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Writing Code and Managing a Team
I currently work at Instructure and I've been working there since 2016. I'm a team lead which means I write code, I manage a team, I lead technical projects, and I work with others including my product manager, my program manager, design, and QA.
I write and maintain a number of personal programming projects to scratch various itches I have:
- Syncing GitHub Stars to Pinboard
- Sending board game plays to Slack and Discord
- Running two Twitter Bots for ENWorld.org and Tenkar's Tavern (two RPG news sites)
- And a whole bunch of Alfred workflows
This is my newest hobby, and therefore, the one I'm most into at the moment. I bought a Prusa i3 MK3S and an EPAX X1 and unless they're broken, they're probably printing something. Lately, I've been printing holiday decorations and toys for my kids, and terrain and miniatures for D&D for me.
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.
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 son, my animals, my board games, or my books. Check out what I'm up to now or see what tools I'm currently using.