Hi, I’m Sam and I’m a Software Engineer in Test on a mobile app team in Sydney. I speak at tech conferences, play board games and live code on twitch. I’m a developer evangelist for YOW! Conference and active in the tech community. I’m building a wearable app to track your poo, it’s called BogLogger. You can also check out my YouTube channel. I’m also studying a graduate diploma in financial advice.
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2 Parts Hipster Bogan
In my spare time I enjoy brewing beer and riding my motorbike. “Yeah Mate”, that makes me sound pretty bogan and I’m ok with this. However I consider myself a hipster bogan because I like craft beer, pretentious coffee and avocado on toast.
Can someone actually be a hipster bogan?
I dunno, I’m from Tasmania, so what do I even know? Australians like to joke about Tasmanians. Something about being stupid, inbred and having two heads.
1 part general nerd
I enjoy tinkering with electronics, robotics and I run a shadowrun pen and paper roll play game. Think dungeons and dragons but cyberpunk set in the future with technology, gangs, magic and giant evil corporations. I also identify with pagan beliefs.
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Wow, thanks for scrolling this far. I take it you want more gossip? My personal values are:
- Adding value to others
- Experiences over things
- Sustainable living
Community drives nearly everything I do. It’s through connecting with people that I get my drive and passion for nearly everything. The sustainable living is more of an inspirational goal. It can mean financial, mental well being and environmental all combined. I also value transparency but it feels weird to have it as a personal value and there’s cases of taking transparency too far.
Wow you just keep scrolling?
I use to be morbidly obese, I had gastric sleeve surgery in October 2016. I’m now only mildly obese (depending on what day I wake up). You can see some of my fat transformation photos here.
I also broke my ankle at the end of 2017. It sucked balls and contributed towards a relapse of depression but it’s helped me feel grateful for some things that I took for granted. If we meet in person I can show you my kick arse scar. Apparently chic’s dig scars.
I’ve riden my motorbike in the Sydney mardigras parade with Dykes on Bikes. I might be in a hetro-normalish relationship but we are both bi. That’s no secret. I’m also weirdly fascinated by shibari rope art. I don’t recommend googling that at work. Scandalous, I know.