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On Scope

When I first began this blog in 2017, I wanted to give back to the thru-hiking community. The internet had been a crucial resource for my trips, so I wanted to share any tips and tricks that I had learned with the next generation. It was also an opportunity to focus on creation in a world obsessed with consumption.

Since then, much has changed. My life and priorities shifted as I stumbled backwards into a satisfying career in data in 2019. Instead of multi-month, cross-continental sojourns, I've scratched the hiking itch with shorter trips like the JMT. I've learned how to ski on weekends and taught myself to code on weeknights.

Working as a data analyst, I learned tools like Power BI and Alteryx. From there, a natural interest in programming took off as I dove into languages like Python, C++, SQL, and JavaScript. Again, the internet was an essential resource. I read countless personal blogs, StackOverflow threads, and completed free courses like CS50.

While I still have a long way to go, I want to give back and contribute my fair share to a community that has helped me. Moving forward, I plan to categorize writings on this blog in two categories: hiking and data. One of my personal goals for 2022 was write 12 posts on this site, so stay tuned for more on each.


My 2022 goals. 11 articles to go!