What I'm doing right now

I’m an academic director at The Iron Yard where I write curriculum to help adult career-changers become successful developers. I previously worked in the Center for Data Science at RTI International, building dashboards with D3 and React and creating agent-based models with NetLogo.

I’m helping Don’t Waste Durham, a local group working to reduce consumer waste, with their Green To Go program by building their web and mobile applications.

Books I’ve read this year

  • The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  • Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, David Grann
  • American War, Omar El Akkad
  • Life in Code, Ellen Ullman
  • Simply Jesus, N.T. Wright
  • The Nightmare Stacks, Charles Strauss
  • Men Without Women, Haruki Murakami
  • After You Believe, N.T. Wright
  • Bitch Doctrine, Laurie Penny
  • The Book of Joan, Lidia Yuknavitch
  • A History of the Future, James Howard Kunstler
  • The Witch of Hebron, James Howard Kunstler
  • World Made By Hand, James Howard Kunstler
  • Help Thanks Wow, Anne Lamott
  • Rosalie Lightning, Tom Hart
  • A Prayer Journal, Flannery O’Connor
  • A People’s History of Christianity, Diana Butler Bass
  • The Unsettlers, Mark Sundeen
  • The Man Who Quit Money, Mark Sundeen
  • Zero Bugs and Program Faster, Kate Thompson
  • Julian Comstock, Robert Charles Wilson
  • To the Bright Edge of the World, Eowyn Ivey
  • Simply Christian, N.T. Wright

Favorite albums I’ve listened to this year:

  • Hardworker, Go Alone
  • Tribulation, The Children of the Night (2015)
  • Waxahatchee, Out of the Storm
  • Blood Command, Cult Drugs
  • Julie Miller, Blue Pony (1997)
  • Margo Price, Midwestern Farmer’s Daughter (2016)
  • Valerie June, The Order of Time
  • Bleached, Can You Deal?
  • King Woman, Created in the Image of Suffering

This page last updated 2017-10-17.