Hi! I've been kicking around the IT industry for a lot of years now. My earliest experience in computing was entering BASIC programs on the Commodore VIC-20 from code listings printed in magazines. The oldest surviving specimen of my work as an aspiring Computer Scientist was a horse race I co-wrote in Pascal in 12th grade. (If you think running k-folds cross validation is slow, you should see what it was like to compile Pascal on the Apple IIe in 1989!)
I have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Ohio State (Go Bucks!), and a master's degree in Data Science from Southern Methodist University. (Go Mustangs!)
I've written code in many languages for online systems, web development projects, system administration, and data mining tasks. Although I've coded in some ancient languages - FORTRAN and JCL come to mind, but not COBOL or LISP - I never actually dealt with punch cards. More recently, I've worked in the world of large systems integration with a specialization in IT infrastructure. I currently work as a cloud data architect at Huntington National Bank, where I am focused on scalable data processing and machine learning in the cloud (mostly AWS).
In addition to my work in industry, I also work occasionally as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State.
I have more hobbies than I can keep up with, but I manage to engage in all of them at least some of the time. My favorites are Amateur Radio, photography, travel, certain outdoor pursuits (hiking, biking, kayaking), and crochet. I also read a fair bit—mostly non-fiction but also a novel here and there.
The camera I use most (I’m embarrassed to say) is my iPhone, but my “real” camera is a Fujifilm X-T4, which I enjoy quite a bit. I don’t have too many photos posted online right now. Maybe I’ll get around to fixing that some day.
I’m fairly active on social media. Check out “all things mihobu” for the complete list.