About me

Hi, I'm Jason Stidd. I am not sure what to say about me other than I enjoy writing software. I work at a medium-sized company, but I work alone on small projects in my department. However, I have also spent the last six years working on a research team that focuses on distributed computing in high-performance and research computing. 

I started this blog to share my experience. I hope you find it helpful, or at least entertaining, as I learn about a wide variety of topics, such as software like OpenSearch and MapReduce or programming languages, algorithms that catch my attention (I just learned about Merkle Trees the other day while reading a paper about DynamoDB from 2007), or anything else I find interesting.

I have a BS from Northern Arizona University and am slowly working on an MS at Georgia Institute of Technology. They have an excellent and challenging online master's program they refer to as OMSCS, which I highly recommend if you're looking into getting your master's degree in computer science. So far, I have taken classes in operating systemsadvanced operating systemscompilerssoftware analysis, and networking. Advanced operating systems introduction to distributed systems, and I plan on continuing in that direction by taking distributed computing next semester.