Sep 26, 2023 min read

My Career

Welcome to my digital space! I’m a seasoned professional in the software industry, boasting over two decades of experience that spans a broad spectrum of technology realms. My journey began with a passionate interest in computers and *nix systems during my time at Purdue, which has since evolved into a diverse and fulfilling career.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of contributing to various facets of the tech world, from pioneering efforts in small startups to playing pivotal roles in large corporations, and navigating the dynamic landscape of growth-phase businesses. My expertise is not limited to one niche but extends across a wide array of domains including embedded systems, web applications, and beyond. This journey has been nothing short of exhilarating.

My career has allowed me to immerse myself in all aspects of a technology company. This comprehensive exposure has equipped me with invaluable insights into what propels projects towards success and what pitfalls to avoid. It’s been an adventure filled with learning opportunities at every turn—collaborating with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry as well as navigating challenges that have only served to enhance my expertise.

Holding credentials such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional), and CSM (Certified ScrumMaster), I bring a well-rounded skill set and a proven track record of leading projects from conception to completion. My experiences have not only honed my technical abilities but also my leadership skills, enabling me to foster teamwork and drive innovation.

But beyond certifications and technical prowess, it’s the lessons learned from both triumphs and trials that have shaped my unique perspective on technology and management. My approach is always evolving, guided by an unending curiosity and a commitment to excellence.

Whether you’re here seeking collaboration or just browsing through, I invite you to explore my portfolio. It’s not just a showcase of projects but a testament to a journey marked by continuous learning, adaptation, and passion for technology.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

What’s with the name “Tsunami.No.Ai”?

In high-school (c. 2000) I was big into this new thing I’d been exposed to called “anime.” Around the time our family got our first hosted domain with our ISP, I got to choose a subdomain for myself. Having just watched the original Tenchi Muyo OVA, I wanted “tsunami” in the name. It was taken, of course, so being a romantic, I added “noai” to the end. It was a play on words, “tsunami no ai” meaning (incorrectly) “tsunami of love” in Japanese. I was a teenager, what can I say? Not too long after, I found out that the correct phrase would be “ai no tsunami” and that “tsunami no ai” would mean “love of tsunamis.” It must have been a sign of not wanting to fool with DNS records that I kept it ever since.

What’s up with that Profile Picture?

It’s Cirno.

A History Degree?

Yes, a history degree.