Software Craftsman: James Bell
I'm living the dreams of my dreams
I started my professional career as a PC Technician I. My dream was making it to PC Technician II and I've accomplished far more than just that original goal. Since then I've learned from the best in Tulsa, Oklahoma building enterprise-grade EDI/X12 Healthcare payment analytics engines, distributed automation systems, infrastructure platforms that scale to tens of thousands of concurrent workloads, and even some pretty good web apps. I've enabled engineers to automate away toil, setup scalable CI/CD pipelines, and helped improve reliability of sites/systems. My passion is to make the world a better place with my work and show people around me how they can help too.
I've had an amazing journey as a self-taught programmer, truly blessed, finding awesome people who have let me do things I never thought I'd get the chance to do. I taught myself how to program and architect cloud-ready systems; continuing that effort everyday to become better at my trade. I believe anyone can live their dreams and I am determined to enable them to do so, to enable as many people as possible, I serve as technical community advocate to leadership wherever I go making sure the next generation of technologists are diverse in thought and inclusive to new ideas.