Me

Yup, that's me, in a tree, hanging out on a beautiful day in Portland sporting my Amon Amarth hoodie.

Yup, that’s me, in a tree, hanging out on a beautiful day in Portland sporting my Amon Amarth hoodie.

Yup, that’s me in a tree, hanging out on a beautiful day in Portland sporting my Amon Amarth hoodie. Don’t know who Amon Amarth is, click the image to find out.

A little about me:

I’m a jovial, proactive, test & code, code & test, get things done well, software architect, engineer, code monkey, coder, and distributed systems advocate. I go by the title of “Coder, Messenger, Recon” as it seems to encompass what I do.

  • Coder: I write code, sometimes lots of code, sometimes a little code. No language is a limit, only another tool to implement solutions. I ply  polygot language paths including: C#, Java, JavaScript, Erlang lately and Pascal, Basic, Visual Basic, C++, C, COBOL, RPG, CL and others in the past!
  • Founder: I’ve founded Deconstructed.io with Aaron Gray, Node PDX with Troy Howard and more are in the works.
  • Messenger: Every chance I get I work to share knowledge I’ve gained over the years. From workshops to one on one mentoring, pair programming or directed training.
  • Recon: I love seeing technologies built and technologies come together.

But besides all that techno stuff, I dig some good coffee, great beer, wine, food and a good music show. I cycle, almost everywhere these days, don’t own a car (but I’m a car snob of the serious racing sort auto-x, tuners, drift, rally, etc), I verge on the “transit nerd” and “rail nut” category along with “plane spotter” and “exotic car driver”. I also play guitar – primarily shredding (metal), love to prog with some Jazz, croon along with some blues.

…and I’m sure that misses a few things, but I think it gives a good overview of me.

Code

This is a list of links to public repos, open source, or other “code related” efforts I am working on or have worked on.

Writing

I write a lot. Probably more than most things. It’s a way I learn, it’s one of the things I really enjoy and it helps me find new tech that is exciting and rewarding. Sometimes, for certain companies and certain tech, I’ll even accept a retainer or commission to build content for that tech. Email me at ‘adronhall’ at gmail and we can discuss. For more information and details about how I like to work toward building content, writing, video, code and more check out my writing services page.

Social

Want to talk, chit chat, argue, discuss, debate, or otherwise communicate? These are the mediums.

Videos

Videos that I’m in, filming or otherwise involved with related to my technology work.

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