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hazelnut - Hazel J. Virdó

SYNOPSIS

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DESCRIPTION

Senior Technical Writer on Developer Experience, Product Department, at DigitalOcean. Distributed team advocate. #remotelife
Previously Senior Technical Editor on Community, Marketing Department. Former software engineer. Always a teacher at heart.
Carnegie Mellon alumnus, class of 2013. B.S. Computer Science and B.A. Philosophy.
Pittsburgh transplant. Compulsive hobbyist. Cares a lot about words.

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Here are some of the hobbies that occupy my time, though admittedly I'm better at accumulating more hobbies than I am at updating this page.
--books
I read endlessly, mostly fantasy and speculative fiction with some sci-fi, philosophy, and manga thrown in. Goodreads is the more or less authoritative source for what's on my shelf.
My current book recommendation is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison.
--chado
I've studied chadō, which is traditional Japanese tea ceremony, since early 2017, and earned my first certification from the Urasenke school in early 2018.
--crafts
I dabble in a wide variety of crafty things: crochet, chainmaille jewelry, needle felting, torchworking, forging, nail art, and more.
--food-and-drink
I enjoy cooking and fine dining, though nowadays I don't photograph much of what I make or eat. My favorite consumables include all sorts of Japanese food, molecular gastronomy, bourbon, Malbec wine, anything raw, and anything weird.
--games
I love all sorts of games: board games, tabletop RPGs, video games, etc. I have a large Nintendo collection and generally enjoy retro games just as much as modern ones.
--music
I've played the clarinet (Bb and bass) since 1998, flute since 2002, and piano for longer than both. In 2010 I picked up the acoustic guitar as well, but freely admit that I lack any semblance of natural talent for it.
--pets
I care strongly about animal welfare and advocate for informed, high standard at-home pet care, especially for "exotic" animals.
I've volunteered in various no-kill cat and animal shelters on and off since 2003. I rode Western Pleasure horses for about 5 years when I was younger, during which time I also volunteered at the stable and led trail rides.
--succulents
I've kept a wide variety of succulents over the years, and have a soft spot for the Aizoaceae family in particular.

FILES

resume.pdf

[Apr 2018] My resume.

name-change

[2017] Instructions on how to legally change your name in Pittsburgh, PA.

nacl

[31 Oct 2013] Pictures of a tasting menu I got from the (now closed) Salt of the Earth in Pittsburgh.

AUTHOR

If you'd like to get in touch with me about my work at DigitalOcean, please either: Otherwise, if we're unacquainted, you can contact me via: If we've met, I prefer to use Signal whenever possible, as well as IRC. Failing both, I'll also use Hangouts, SMS, or Twitter.

SEE ALSO

I am also on GitHub, Ravelry, Goodreads, Steam, speedrun.com, BoardGameGeek, Instagram, Facebook (deprecated), Google+ (deprecated), and LinkedIn.