I have worked for many companies either as an intern, employee, or contractor. I am currently working for Locu. In the past I have worked for Google, Reveal Imaging Technologies, AMD/ATI, and Bluefin Robotics. For a complete history see my CV (currently only available via email).
For a long time I have enjoyed espresso. Since mid 2009, I have been roasting my own coffee from green coffee beans. I started out using the oven, but now I use two different coffee roasting machines. I mostly use a Behmor 1600, which has a large batch size and is very consistent. I occasionally use a FreshRoast Plus 8, for more experimental roasting. I used to like very dark espresso roasts, but since I started roasting coffee myself I have transitioned to liking lighter full city or vienna roasts. These lighter roasts allow the flavors of the different types of coffee beans to stand out more.
Currently I am exploring some South American coffee varieties. Now I am roasting two varieties of coffee from the Elida Estate in Panama and another from the state of Sul de Minas in Brazil. Previously I have tried roasting beans from Sumatra, Hawaii, Yemen, and a number of espresso blends.
I love spicy food. I have been teaching myself how to cook. I started by trying to reproduce spicy dishes I like. Recently I have been baking breads and making my own pasta from scratch. I want to learn to cook some Thai dishes next.
Occasionally I take pictures to give myself ideas for the next time.
In my free time I do powerlifting. My current powerlifting total is 1100 lbs.
I previously enjoyed skiing, sailing, horseback riding, climbing, and developing/playing computer games. However, I have not had time to do any of these things recently.