Speaking Samples

Welcome to Jurassic Park: Where Chaos and Engineering Ethics Collide

The premise behind this talk was that I am a software developer with an interest in Chaos Engineering and Engineering Ethics who was brought in by Ingen to do a post mortem after the events depicted in Jurassic Park.

We are 3000 Years Behind: Let’s Talk about Engineering Ethics

I discuss the ways in which my former field (civil/structural engineering) is accountable to the public and how in many ways, software development is behind.

Recursion, Fractals, and the Python Turtle Module

Let’s have some fun with code! You will learn about recursion and see some awesome fractals. It is fun for those learning to code, Pythonistas who have been around a while, and everyone in between.

Python Turtles and Learning to Code

This is a lightning talk given at Pycon 2016 was my first foray into conference speaking. Recursion, Fractals, and the Python Turtle Module grew from this original talk.

Writing Samples

My Blog

This is a link to my blog where you can read my most up to date content. I have linked a few specific samples below.

Engineering Ethics and the Responsible Use of Open Source Software

This post includes a brief overview on some of the benefits and challenges associated with the use of Open Source Software. I also list ideas for maintainers, companies, individuals, and communities who are interested in using Open Source in an ethical way.

Career Advice

This is a friendly summary of some of the Career and Job Searching advice that I have gained over the last few months as I continue to look for a Developer Relations Job. It got a bit of attention and was retweeted by Mary Thengvall and featured in her DevRel Weekly newsletter (Issue 29).

Seismic Analysis of Structures: A Summary of Current Methods

This is the capstone to my MS in Structural Engineering from UCSD. I am now in a different industry, but I believe that this paper does a good job demonstrating my technical writing ability.

Sample Projects

My Marathon Buddy

My Marathon Buddy is a small personal project I launched recently. The source code can be found here.

I will be writing some blog posts and other content associated with the project. I also have a list of issues to address and features to add now that I have the minimum viable product launched. The first of these posts can be found here.

Note: I am unsure of how/if this works for numbers outside of the US.