About Me

From a very young age, I was interested in getting to the bottom of things.

How the world around me works.

During my 36 years I had (and still do) many fields of interest; from woodcraft to astronomy to screenwriting.

Yet as I got older a common thread appeared, that was not only a skill or knowledge: my interest in the truth about the human condition.

We live in a world that the socially-acceptable way almost always takes precedence over what is true, efficient, and moral.

Programming was just one of those interests. I got into it because it was a talent meeting high-paying demand.

However, after more than eight years the modern work environment has grinned down my soul.

After quitting in frustration at my last-ever office job I bought a one-way ticket to Thailand, with a week’s notice. It has been three years since and after more than two years of travel, I have settled in a new country.

During that time I discovered teaching almost by “accident” (I don’t believe in accidents). I realized it can deeply satisfy my need for truth, while still using the strong programming and analytical skills that I gained.

The process I went through in those three years of traveling was like burning off deadwood.

Emotional and mental.

This is how I learned to put together my rebel ideas about what is true, towards the practice of teaching.

In a way, I don’t even care for code as much as I care about finding what holds a person back from realizing their dreams and potential.

Knowing about the learning process and the personal, emotional setbacks it can bring, I feel uniquely suited to offer something no school, course, or bootcamp can.