Hi, I'm Delon

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I've served as a software engineer, analyst and product designer for over 20 years. I've been tinkering with computers since I was 10 years old and have been engrossed in math, computer science & learning the art of computer programming since I was 15. When I was 18 I got my first professional programming job automating a data conversion for my mother's client.

I enjoy solving business and organizational problems through good communication and just the right amount of art, science & technology. I specialize in designing and building data-oriented systems like scheduling systems, workflow systems, and form systems. I also enjoy graphic design, systems programming & integration, automation, working with arcane data formats, and building compilers and interpreters.

Though I'm comfortable with a wide variety of technologies, most of my work is with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (including TypeScript) & Clojure. I've also been gaining experience with Natural Language Processing.

Besides computer science another passion of mine is mentoring & teaching. I've tutored students in math, science and technology since high school, both professionally and as a volunteer, and have mentored programmers as a team lead, on platforms like HackHands & CodeMentor as well as through my own connections.

I'm available to advise you on technical decisions & help you solve hard problems. I may also be able to help you get projects started, complete stalled projects, and coach teams on things like system design, blending object-oriented and functional programming for maximal effect, and dealing with technical challenges around modeling sparsely structured data (especially in healthcare and clinical research).

I may also be open to full-time employment. If you'd like to learn more about my background please see my resume, or my LinkedIn or Github profiles. If you'd like to see my performance on programming assessments please see my HackerRank profile.