About Me

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.

Den Delimarsky standing on the pier in San Francisco

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 The content here might get out-of-date with time, and may contain information that is incomplete, prompting you to do more research outside this site.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.

Interests

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).

Previous experience

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.

Work practices

My approach to work is documented on this very site. I tend to update that page regularly, but in case you spot something that needs a correction, do reach out!

Community work

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.

Inquiries

Reach out on Twitter or by sending me a note to hi@den.dev.