Head of Engineering, Accessibility @AWS
Open Source @Node.js Foundation
Obsessed with building delightful software products, useful systems and world-class engineering teams. Has a flair for minimalism, and tries hard not to be a perfectionist
"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
MISSION"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
— Mark Twain
ADVENTURE"If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."
— Jim Rohn
"It is not the critic who counts,
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena;
whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course;
who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly;
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
— Theodore Roosevelt
GRIT"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour."
— Vince Lombardi
EXCELLENCE"Success is never owned; it is only rented. And the rent is due every day."
— Rory Vaden
"People may not remember exactly what you said, or what you did — but they will never forget how you made them feel."
— Carl Buehner
EQ"The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Because everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart."
— Jim Carrey
IMPACT“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
— Bernard Baruch