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About Me #

Work #

👋 Hi! My name is Elliot Nelson, and I'm a software engineer with over 20 years of experience. I've built applications, websites, software for in-home and in-vehicle systems, and CI/CD pipelines, for companies ranging from tiny startups to huge corporations.

⚡ Nowadays, my passion is Developer Productivity Engineering (DPE). This includes building out effective CI/CD pipelines and related build tooling, gathering and analyzing tooling metrics, and tweaking development processes.

🧑‍💻 One thing I love about build tooling work is that it's best when done out in the open, as contributions to an open-source project. Check out my GitHub for examples of the open-source projects I've contributed to.

Play #

🎄 I look forward to Advent of Code each December, it's an opportunity to hack on something a bit different and solve some logic/algorithm puzzles.

🕹️ I also look forward to js13k each August-September, a lightweight web-based browser game jam. Check out my list of past js13k Game Projects on my Projects page. Similar to Advent of Code, game jams are a space where you get to solve very different problems than your typical 9-5 desk job (unless your desk job happens to be developing games!)

🎮 When I need a break from coding, I like to sit down in front of the PlayStation -- I'm a big fan of large complex worlds like the Soulsborne games, Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon Zero Dawn, etc. See also my Dark Souls page.