I am a graduate of The Iron Yard St Petersburg’s Ruby on Rails program. I am also a former academic, with an MA in Chinese History from Columbia and years of travel and language experience around Asia.
Professionally, I work on databases and write scripts that manipulate data and load it into a database for financial services web portals in Java and Groovy. My personal projects include converting this page and my blog into a Rails app, working through the problems on exercism (so far I have made the most progress on the ruby and groovy tracks), and learning React.js and Grails. I am also working on a suite of csv parsing tools in Python called Asparagus.
I am also proficient in SQL, using Oracle and Postgres databases, Git, deployment to Heroku, as well as in Chinese langauge, history, and economics topics.