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It’s a shame that who we are is oftentimes equated exclusively with what we do. And while I do believe that there’s a strong correlation between the two, one does not necessarily determine the other. Having said this, here are some of the areas that constitute my life (listed not in order of importance but in the order of your potential curiosity):
I am an alumni of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I earned my Master of Science in Information Technology. I focused my studies on the areas of information retrieval, database management, data mining, and management science. The website for this program can be found here. I certainly recommend this program for any individual interested not only in technology per se, but in the management and social networking applications of technology.
I work as a Data Systems Architect with Millennium Pharmacy Systems, whose mission is to provide “The Right Drug, for the Right Patient, at the Right Time, for the Right Price.” Please see the company websites for more information. In the past I’ve also worked as the Director of Business Intelligence with SnapRetail, a Senior Research Associate with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a Mac Specialist with Apple, Inc., a Database Analyst with Communifx, and a freelance web designer. Please see my resume for a more complete description of my professional experience, or contact me on LinkedIn. Recently I’ve been working with Business Intelligence applications, data warehousing and database development/administration.
I also enjoy teaching, and am extremely lucky to be involved with The Saxifrage School where I’m co-teaching the Winter 2013 Web Programming 101 course. This is my second time having instructed this course.
Mostly, I’m all over the place. I enjoy math, logic, technology, backgammon, biking, traveling, Ireland, sleeping, reading, drinking Lindemans Framboise and Guinness, and so forth. If you have any questions about any of the particulars of my life, feel free to contact me.