Hi there

My name is Sam, and, sometimes, I like to write.

My hobbies are chess, poker, riding bikes, hiking, computer science, and being a good person.

I am currently working as a Business Intelligence Engineer at Amazon.

My work includes:

  • AWS(CDK, Redshift, SNS/SQS, Glue, EMR, etc..)
  • Database Administration/Maintenance (18 Node Redshift Cluster, MYSQL on RDS, and Dynamo DB) setup and manage our code repository
  • A lot of SQL (Mostly Redshift which is a fork of Postgres) also Python, TypeScript, Scala
  • Data visualization using Python, QuickSight, or Tableau
  • Creating data pipelines and new tables

What I’m learning about/deep diving right now:

  • Database Mangement Systems
  • Algorithms and Data Structures commonly used in DBMS
  • Computer Networking (Reading through the TCP/IP guide)
  • Distributed Computing
  • Building projects using AWS

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“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson