What I'm doing at the moment
By day I lead and work with small teams building products within Microsoft's Cloud and AI group - primarily in the areas of Identity and Security.
This work generally encompasses the "full-stack" from UI to cloud based backend, SQL and noSQL datastores, microservices, zero-touch deployment, and continuous delivery.
By night, I write code for Stockbot which is a small startup I founded which analyzes stocks, futures, etfs, and crypto and generates high-probability trade decisions based on live and backtested models with successful win rates.
For fun, I'm progressively adding features to a PC game tentatively titled Rogue Squad. It is a turn-based rogue-like RPG loosely resembling a cross between the indie game FTL and the 90s Sci-Fi show Farscape.
While I love simple 2D games, I also love online and distributed technologies so I've been working on an MMORPG engine that would allow multiplayer gameplay.
30 Day Novel Challenge - (June 22) - Digital Reset
I've always had a passion for writing and scifi. I'm taking part in the 30 day novel challenge from the excellent book "No Plot? No Problem!" by Chris Baty.
I've also been reading Steven King's "On Writing" which really meshes well with the idea of having characters create themselves. So far, Digital Reset is the story of a runner who becomes the target of a corporate hit and
unravels a conspiracy as they attempt to investigate why they were targetted.
Linux and Open Source
Ever since I was a teen I was a rebel and hacker. My friends were shocked to learn that not only did I join the Military but went to work for the "Empire".
While I have nothing negative to say about Microsoft (always treated well, smart people, great challenges), I've always had a hole in my heart
where my Free Software ideals lived. Recently, I _finally_ made the move to "Linux fulltime". While I've used Linux for projects over the course of my career,
this is the first stretch of time
where I'm living and breathing OSS. It's really re-ignited the hacker spirit and I've dove into automating everything with Bash, as well as hacking things together in C, C++, Go, Rust and even Vala!