My name is Drew. I’ve been building, modding, breaking and fixing electronics since I was a teenager. I got my start doing on site electronics repairs (computers, phones, printers, cameras, video game consoles, you name it). When a friend’s dad gave me a gigantic book about Java 3, I knew I had found my calling. After college (and learning some newer versions of Java) I started getting involved in Big Data analytics, first in a corporate job, then for the federal government. During my 5 years with Homeland Security, I wrote software in Python and Java, designed ingestion pipelines and schema for ingestion into graph databases. Since leaving the federal government I’ve been working at startups, which has allowed me the opportunity to wear more hats and get more involved with devops, cloud engineering and solutions architecting.