David Ashby is an experienced programmer, book-hoarder, and all-around curious person living in New York City.
An interactive map of New York City's independent bookstores that I maintain. I've also tried to visit and write capsule summaries about as many of them as I can.
I'm on the organization committee for Papers We Love New York City, the original chapter of the worldwide Papers We Love community. I also help organize the yearly Papers We Love conference in St. Louis.
I've also given two talks at PWL meetups:
I work as a senior engineer on the Sagesure insurance platform, writing Go and Java and working to improve security and reliability.
I briefly worked as a system administrator on the Kindling product at Spigit, and on projects for the Spigit innovation platform. (Spigit was acquired by Planview in late 2018.)
I was a support engineer turned system administrator and eventually a developer, working across the entire stack on various projects. The company was purchased by competitor Spigit in early 2017.