Dan Echlin's Personal Page
Putting my thoughts under source control
A little introduction
I am a New York-based startup technologist. I try to have a wide range of interests, but naturally, some things emerge:
- I maintain a vegan diet, although if I manage to shoot a deer on my forthcoming (and first) hunting trip, that can be the exception that proves the rule.
- Too many lifehacks and you will need to liferefactor. I practice meditation regularly and
- I care very deeply about cognition and well-being. This piece by Ezra Klein is a succinct introduction to both recognizing the concept of cognitive bandwidth, and using creative analytic skills to develop empathy for those in different walks of life.
- My background is in mathematics, and I think that mentality will always be ticking within me. Thus far my programming career has been in C/C++ and web technologies, but I love statistical thinking and look for chances to invest in that direction.
- This site contains an algamation of my writings. Right now, I'm focusing on getting my stream-of-consciousness to hit the paper. I certainly have not found my voice, nor have I found central themes in what I write about. So, read at your own risk :)
- Here's my digital bookshelf. It's probably telling that I put this first...
- GitHub. Don't expect much here; I don't have any serious open source projects, although you may find bug fixes and such I submit over the course of my day-job development.
- My email is my name - dan @ this site.
- I use Facebook and am down to friend request if we know each other
- Practicing using Twitter.
- Me on my company's team page
Contact me if...
- Pictures of corgis are always welcome.
- You want to learn more about anything I've posted about here.
I am for the most part not interested in job offers or recruitment and plan to see things through with my current start-up. However, if you can help me with these questions:
- I really like inspiring people, how do I turn that into a serious career velocity from my technology background?
- What are good next steps to take in me becoming a stronger math/data person, without turning away from the technology skill set?
- How do I find good public service-oriented business opportunities?
Then I am all ears.