My name is Dave Liggat; I'm a software engineer and DevOps practitioner/advocate. I've been steeped in tech for over a decade, within all manner of organizations from startups through several Fortune-500 companies, deeply within various technology stacks/environments including C++, Python1, and a number of years doing independent Ruby on Rails web application & infrastructure consulting. I work for Amazon Web Services in Vancouver.
My educational background is in Computer Science & Mathematics; along the way I did a Masters degree in Operations Research.
Contact details can be found here.
Why Does this Site Exist?
Primarily - as a creative outlet. I've always enjoyed writing, and I like the opportunity for permanence that the web provides. Also, it's fascinating to me to get insight into my past personality and interests - so I post things here (and on Twitter) of current interest knowing that I'm basically queuing up future introspection for myself. I primarily write about topics in the sphere of technology and occasionally finance.
I believe it is important to own your own identity and content online, especially if you work in technology. This makes a highly-portable, statically-generated website2 very appealing for long-form writing versus one of the various social platforms, which I have no particular confidence will still exist in a decade.