Growing up in Kansas and now situated in Minnesota, Madds learned from a very young age the power of technology, for good, evil and everything in between. The world is a wonderful and terrible place, but Madds wishes to lean on the wonder, the excitement, and the beauty inherent in this world, and technology, to make and do things that make the world better, even just a little bit.
Finding work at TEN7 after being a part of the Outreachy internship program, Madds' job consists mainly in the realm of Developer Operations, or DevOps, working to make everyone's lives a little bit easier and the complicated just a little bit less so. They perform a variety of tasks maintaining CI pipelines, Docker containers, and Ansible playbooks, while also responding to the (thankfully) very occasional emergency. Additionally they find deep pleasure in building tools and documenting procedures for our WordPress and Drupal sites.
Their personal life is spent tinkering with tech, playing videogames, hanging out with friends, and contributing to awesome tech projects. Madds lives a life of adventure, loves trains, and wishes to return to Japan one day. Cats and cute animals fill their thoughts when not thinking about friends or tech, and they find themself daydreaming about ways the world could be better, all of which pushes them to do their best to make it a reality.