I drive inspiration from many sources across many industries. I believe that the best ideas come from industries other than the ones you work in.

Here is a list of people I follow for inspiration. As well as their ideologies and why I chose them:

Chris Coyier Creator of codepen, his idea of micro-services speaks mimics my own thought processes
Tania RasciaWebdeveloper who has great eye for design, simple bullshit free site with great tutorials
James BurtonYoutuber who makes all sorts of awesome robots
Devon ZuegelBig fan of her writing style and her way of thinking, in some ways they mimic my own
David KReact Developer who just does magic with CSS / react
Joshua OluwagbemigaNigerian Developer who gets what the future of UX should look like and is able to create that mockup experience
SirupsenShopify Developer Lead who has similar design philosophies as I do
Sindre SorhusOpensource NodeJS developer who has built hundreds of libraries used today
Jeremy ThomasThe CSS Guru who knows how to architect complex CSS structure
Jen SimmonsMozilla Designer Advocate, someone who actually understands design philosophy and its history.
Destin SandlinCreator of Smarter Every Day, someone who is passionate about sharing and exploring engineering principles
Mark RoberSame as above
Tom ScottSame as above, but more cultural and computerscience topics
Gordon Zhu Exgoogler who is a fantastic teacher in software design practices & workflows
Xavier DecuyperYoutuber who makes well explained Cryptocurrency Tutorials
Derek BanasYoutuber who makes tutorials on every programming languages in existence + cooking
Michael NielsenYC combinator researcher, I enjoy reading his work related to augmentive cognition and neuroscience
GlutanimateMedical Professional / Python developer who makes popular plugins for anki, space-repetition learning software
Patrick ShyuYoutuber who runs Tech Lead. Feels like an older, more matured / intelligent version of myself
Casey NeistatWell known youtube vlogger, someone who appreciates in telling stories first before tools
Mattias Petter JohanssonYoutuber who runs FunFunFunction, someone who understands the simplicity of tools in complex dev environments ("tooling maintenance cost")
Grant SandersonYoutuber who makes 3blue1brown, some of the best youtube math videos to date.
Teran Van HemertVideo editor for Linus Tech Tips, his enthusiasm of macros and workflows resemble my own

These are things I enjoy doing

  • Calisthenics
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Rock Climbing
  • Golfing
  • Traveling
  • Video Games
  • Anime

These are industries & fields that interest me

  • Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Ecommerce
  • Logistics & Shipping
  • Big Data / Data Science

Quotes I have commited to memory

  • Competition IS validation – u/localcasestudy
  • Ideas are easy, execution is everything – Casey Neistat
  • Tool are just tools, nothing more  – Casey Neistat
  • There’s a maintenace cost to everything – MJP from FunFunFunction
  • Think globally act locally – Not sure who said this
  • Execution multiplier – Derek Sivers
  • Think win-win – Franklin Covey
  • Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth – Mike Tyson

My goal in life is give back to what has mentored & defined me growing up. This is mostly all the things that I have taken for granted. This is all the video games, technology, books, TV shows, etc that I have grown up to learn and enjoy and by definition everything that empowers it & its derivatives – software. There is a rich story to be told about even the seemingly small things in life.

I wish to build (more) software and solutions to empower businesses and people with the largest positive direct impact on society. I want to be the storyteller now, not the reader.