I've always been passionate about getting to the bottom of complex topics and not resort to quick and easy explanations about why things are the way they are. This led me to pursue my studies in International Relations, only to find out the most enjoyable part of a year-long United Nations simulation project was building a website to represent my member state. Looking back, I was wrong to think that political science would be my career and technology a hobby interest - it is just the opposite. Switching my career to IT a decade ago was one of the best decisions I've made.
The process of enabling a team of equal contributors to deliver a software solution is very rewarding to me. I enjoy working with people and figuring out how to create an environment where everyone can deliver their best work and thrive. I also enjoy learning about the technical side of software and love to code on my hobby projects, creating some rickety but functional Python code.
My free time is mostly dedicated to my kids these days. Beyond that, I enjoy exercising, playing basketball (in real-life as well as in a NBA fantasy league) and planning my endgame custom mechanical keyboard build.