Hi hi. I’m an SRE at Box. You can call me EJ.
This is (mainly) (kinda sorta) a tech blog. I mostly write about Python, how much I hate coding challenges but do them anyway for Fun™, and various other musings about tech with random life updates thrown in sometimes. No regular cadence, no regular theme, just whatever I feel like writing!
I am currently a Site Reliability Engineer on the Data Transformation Reliability Engineering team at Box, driving observability and reliability for data transformation infrastructure.
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I have varied interests in tech, including: DevOps/SRE strategy, serverless automation, system design, Infrastructure as Code & Infrastructure as a (internal) Service, Linux administration, vintage Apple products, functional programming, and k8s at the edge. My favorite programming language is Rust (although I don’t consider myself a systems programmer) and I also am generally a fan of Python, Haskell, Deno, and Go. I prefer vim over emacs and zsh over bash. I’d love to get deeper with TS/Deno, Go, Rust, and Kotlin as well. You can see my full resume here
I also contribute to the Hunge Labs project, an nascent open-source specialty coffee knowledgebase. As one might figure out I am deep into specialty coffee.
Outside of tech, I’m interested in linguistics, philosophy, specialty coffee (you might see me on the James Hoffmann Discord), cycling, mass transit, urban planning, art, photography, wine, cocktails, and food. I dearly miss Anthony Bourdain.
I am also deeply invested in justice and equity within tech, especially LGBTQ and gender equity, and I strive for a more perfect internet and a more perfect world, and I’m motivated to cultivate empathy, grace, good faith, and kindness in tech. Please feel free to connect with me, even if you just want to chat!