My name is Eli I only really write in lists, so here's my deal.
I am a 🧑💻full stack web engineer.
I love to plan and 👨🍳cook elaborate meals. It really activates the engineering part of my brain!
I have a 🤓non-traditional computer science education. I attended a vocational school in high school, taught myself web programming, bounced around colleges for computer science while working the entire time before deciding to go pro!
I am a Vim user but I actively encourage everyone to use something else. Using Vim in 2022 is a cool bar trick.
I currently live in 📍Astoria, Queens. I didn't think I would settle down in Queens and love it as much as I do, but life is like that sometimes.
Went to the Curtail show and saw a bunch of bands that I didn’t know that I loved play.
Talked to my dad for a bit about picking up guitar. I’m able to play the open chords to the song that I want to pick up first, just have to get super comfortable transitioning between them and doing a lil fingerpicking to get there. My fingers sill hurt and have baby blisters.
Got drunk, sent memes, and ended up ahead and going to a Mets game next weekend. Life is a highway.
Do You Code?
I make a living developing web applications. I jump all around the stack and will do whatever it takes to ship. Need me to do some devops to get this feature out? I gotcha. Some CSS is making a button look bad? I'll do my best. A query running to slow? Stop, I can't deal with all this excitement.
GitHub contribution calendars are not a good indicator of whether or not someone is a good developer, but they are very pretty.
What I'm Reading
I wish I read more, but there are only so many hours in the day. These are the books that I'm reading right now. You can find me on Goodreads.
I listen to way too much music and I love to listen to full albums. I mainly listen to hip hop, indie rock and emo music. I occasionally write reviews of old albums that I love but aren't well known in a series called ICYMI.