I am a practitioner of the DevOps philosophy
and a 12 factor app evangelist.
I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and I really learn best by
doing. I am interested in poetry, Chicago journalism history, all types
of hip hop music, democratic movements, and the Python community.
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I was born in Chicago and spent my youth eating everything I could
get my hands on.
After working in such illustrious industries as data entry and nursing
homes, I spent some time in a higher education institution where I most
notably studied Mandarin and spent four months in Beijing. Beijing remains
one of my favorite cities. What's not to love: great food, a seriously
long history, as well as the widely known Beijing huar!
I returned to China where I lived in the Yantian District of
Shenzhen. There I led an Oral English class full of High School
students and enjoyed creating lesson plans incorporating slang and pop
Upon returning from China, I spent time grading papers and working
in grocery stores. When I got tired of that, I started marketing my tech
skills and convinced my way into the Chicago tech community.
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