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Overview

  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Science at MIT
  • From Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Put off work as long as possible

ABOUT ME

Born in Denver, raised in West Virginia, and went to school in Boston, with summers in Paris, London, and San Francisco. I am 23, and finally just finished with school, and am headed to San Francisco next year to work as a software engineer. I am an active, friendly, and openminded guy, and I have done a lot of traveling, but always in hotels or hostels, without meeting many locals. I am really excited about meeting local hosts and making friends all around the world.

PHILOSOPHY

I am a very logical and reasonable person, and I am very open minded of others and their beliefs. I am always skeptical of everything I think I know, and love hearing about other people's opinions or beliefs and how they affect their lives. I value honesty very highly. I believe that happiness is a choice, and too many people choose

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I just joined, and will be going on a 3 month trip through Southeast Asia, hopefully couchsurfing much of the way. When I get back to San Francisco at the end of the summer and move into a new place, I would love to start hosting surfers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None.

Interests

I played basketball in college and love playing and watching still. I am very interested in entrepreneurship and specifically tech startups. I have been a part of a few early stage software companies, and would love to start my own company in the next few years. I spent the last 20 years or so in school learning, but I still love learning new things, especially related to software, physics, math, business, history, or really anything interesting.

  • partying
  • technology
  • traveling
  • basketball
  • business
  • computer science
  • engineering
  • entrepreneurship
  • history
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • science
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

Alright I have a ton of favorites, so this could get a little long:

books - Game of Thrones (all 5), Ender's Game, Dune, all Vonnegut books, Catch 22, On the Road, 1984, Harry Potter...

movies - I'm kinda a movie buff, I've seen 118 of the IMDB top 250. Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Fight Club, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, Gladiator, Schindlers List, In Bruges, City of God, Departed, Dr Strangelove, Star Wars, and of course the Lion King.

tv shows - Seinfeld, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Always Sunny, Arrested Development, The League, Mad Men, Parks and Rec

music - I listen to a lot of music, and really like going to concerts and music festivals. Bands I like are Arcade Fire, Dispatch, Young the Giant, Alt-J, Kings of Leon, Muse, Radiohead, the Strokes, Black Keys, Coheed and Cambria, Florence and the Machine, Of Monsters and Men, Phoenix, the Shins, Mumford and Sons, the xx, Two Door Cinema Club, TV on the Radio, The Hush Sound, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Doors

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I met Leonardo DiCaprio at a party in New York City a couple weeks ago. That was pretty cool...

Teach, Learn, Share

I have some knowledge of computer science, physics, math, and similar topics. Also pretty knowledgable in American history.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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