I use this website primarily to record and share my thoughts, ideas, life events, and learnings. Some of the things I write about include technology, travel, mental health, company culture, and social justice. Here’s what you can find on here

  • Blog – Long-form articles about my opinions, travel, or anything else I find worth writing about.
  • Monthly Log – A monthly summary of readings, music, and other interesting things.
  • Experiences – I like to explore and travel. This is where I write about it.
  • Notes – Short blurbs that I didn’t want to put too much thought into.
  • SciTech – Posts related to academic or computer science-y things and the work I do.
  • Archive – All the above posts on a single page.

If you want to reach me, send email or tweet. My public key is 7EA5 781C 9B3D 0C19.

For recruiters: I do entertain genuinely interesting proposals, but please read this before contacting me.


I live in San Francisco, California, and work at Docker. I used to be a Programming Languages PhD student at UC Berkeley, but dropped out in 2015.

I consider adventure to be a big part of my identity – not only the thrill-seeking kind, but also the state of mind that allows me to lead a life of exploration. Some of this appetite is satisfied by long-distance running and biking, and travel. One of my long term goals is to attain enough financial independence to lead a life that primarily involves adventure in some capacity. At that point, I’ll gladly give up my current one that involves hours looking at a computer screen every day.

Among other things, I enjoy playing music, reading, learning about new science and technology, and thinking about personal growth. I also support Arsenal Football Club, and drive stick shift.

- nRT