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

Analytical Data Engineering remains my profession, area of expertise, and main interest. I explore, design, install, and operate technology, and data in that realm in my career.

I also enjoy dabbling in other areas such as these build pipelines, infrastructure as code, container orchestration, static website development, and learning cloud technologies and stacks.

My development setup is:

My Website

Most people in tech should consider developing a personal website. A website touches so many layers of technology!

You can explore areas such as those listed below when building even the simplest website. My static website is over engineered for sure. However, I enjoy learning about all these areas and my career has benefited from doing so.

Here is how I have used each of those areas with my website:

Site Build Status

These sites have been some long time favorites:

Past Adventures

I have played with various technologies over the years. Here are some in no particular order stretching all the way back to 1996 or so.

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.