Hi! I am an engineer who is currently working on helping scale the developer relations organization as a Principal Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. I am based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
What this blog is about
This blog is a reflection of my “learning in public” approach. The content here might get out-of-date with time, and may contain information that is incomplete, prompting you to do more research outside this site. It’s a trade-off I willingly made, as perfect is the enemy of good. I will try to provide as much context as possible.
All posts here are generally a way for me to document my explorations and be able to refer to my past thinking. On multiple occasions I found myself asking “Wait, I’ve done this before, how did I do it again?” I hope to have this blog be the public-facing knowledge aggregator of sorts for my own purposes, but that also may be useful for others.
Outside of my full-time job, I tend to work on many projects, as many as time permits, but my focus is mostly around the following areas:
|Area||Why is it interesting?|
|🤖||Machine learning||I am exploring ways to build tools that give people superpowers. That is, I want to figure out ways to automate the boring stuff, so that we all have more time for creative endeavors.|
|📈||Statistics and data visualization||I find new takes on making boring numbers more useful by extracting meaningful insights and figuring out ways in which they are more accessible.|
|🔥||Computer graphics||Putting my GPU to use by throwing a lot of 3D rendering workloads on it. This is a relatively new area that I am dabbling in - some people paint, I do 3D model creation.|
|👨🔧||Podcast production||One of my good friends and I started a podcast. I am learning quite a bit about the editing, publishing, and promotion process.|
|📸||Photography and video editing||Not exactly the most unique of interests, but I try to get better at documenting the life around me in photo and video form (and then make it look good for others).|
I’ve previously helped build the cloud at AWS, was the first product manager on docs.microsoft.com, and helped deliver the groups feature in Microsoft Outlook. I have a Bachelors in Computer Science from Wichita State University.
If you are an aspiring product manager or just someone that looks for a mentor in the product space, check out the mentorship page. I am regularly updating the lists with new mentees.