Jon Tavernier

Technology

I enjoy working with technology both as a hobby and as a career. There are no shortage of areas to explore! I have been fortunate in my career to have worked with super talented folks so I am always learning.

Current Interests

I remain interested in cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). I have most recently played around with data technologies such as AWS RDS, AWS Redshift, and Google BigQuery.

My Website

I currently develop my site using Python and a simple static site generator. AWS S3 hosts the site. GitLab houses the site's source code. I track issues there too. On the client-side, I enjoy coding the HTML by hand. I also use libraries such as Bootstrap and JQuery. Bootstrap is a fantastic library for styling websites. The bad thing about it is that I get the feeling all websites are starting to look the same.

Site Build Status

Master branch pipeline status

Other Technologies

I love Docker. Its ability to launch various technologies at the push of a button is amazing.

I track most of my playing around with stuff in my practice repo. I enjoyed getting to know k8s better for instance.

Past Adventures

Tumblr

The simplicity of Tumblr as a blogging platform cannot be beat. Plus, blogs can be hosted on custom domains and their templating system provides full flexibilty with structuring and styling content.

Twilio

Twilio is the coolest thing since sliced bread and I wish I had more time to play around with it.

AWS

I have played around with launching EC2 instances and other services. What Amazon put together is simply amazing. Why didn't the leading tech companies of the day do this?

Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Yenka

Wait, wait, wait. I can take everything I've learned with software and use that knowledge to start interacting with the physical world? Yes please.

Gephi

Gephi is a great program for exploring and making discoveries about networks.

PHP

I have last used PHP a long time ago.

Intersystems Cache

Intersystems technology is widely used in the healthcare and financial industries. You can store massive amounts of data in a non-relational structure.

Microsoft Technology

Microsoft has a fantastic stack of products and they have made some exciting moves recently (bash on Windows, open source .Net, etc...).

Tableau

Tableau is a great application for mashing together data and exploring it to discover why something is occurring. The learning curve is steep enough where I have not wanted to spend the time to do anything beyond basic graphs and dashboards. The tool appears much more powerful than that though.

Excel

Okay, okay. Hear me out on this one. Excel has lots of powerful capabilities and often see it drastically underutilized.

Microsoft Azure

Previously, I hosted this site on Azure. I found it worked well for Razor syntax sites, deployments, etc. My development interests changed so I no longer host here.

Favorite Links

These sites have been some long time favorites: