About Me

The lyf so short, the craft so longe to lerne

Geoffery Chaucer, The Parliament of Fouls, 1.

I started my career in academia, where I studied early medieval lives of saints and English legal history. In 2013, I took a JavaScript course at UArts and fell in love with programming. I enjoyed it so much, I made the leap, switched careers, and have been writing software professionally since 2015.

At work right now, I predominantly work with Ruby and Node, but have written production code up and down the stack, from Java to React. I have worked on a range of interesting projects and codebases, including HIPAA-compliant healthcare applications and Digital Humanities projects.

In my side-projects, I have used many of the technologies I know from work, as well as Python and Elixir. I am mostly a Rubyist by trade, but love learning new languages and technologies.

For the specifics:

I live and work in Philadelphia, PA with my talented and lovely wife, Sara Wachter-Boettcher, and one very large cat. I blog on the Digital South English Legendary at blog.digitalsel.org.