I am the most famous employee McDonald's never had.
I started a humor blog in 1995 before the word "blog" was coined. In 1997, one of my jokes, a snarky job application (with my name on it), was posted to a mailing list (not by me) with my intro stripped and the claim it was real added. It blew up.
The joke has its own Snopes page. A few years ago, George Takei posted it to Facebook, claiming it was real. The joke reached drinking age last year, but still pops up now and then.
In the 90s I was also the technical editor of "Marketing Online for Dummies," wrote a snarky "where are they now" column that ran on the Internet Movie Database with tens of thousands of readers, and even ran the Internet Movie Database's homepage for a while.
Then, in the aughts, I taught myself to code and had more adventures in tech as an SDE, Developer Content writer, and Technical Evangelist. I also founded and run the Seattle chapter of CoderDojo, which puts on free meetups where kids learn STEM skills.
I have appeared on tech conference stages talking about how to tell a robot to shake its booty, doing a puppet show about being trolled by a broken knock-knock joke bot, and reading a fairy tale about how a wily merchant tricked a king out of his army using a recursion algorithm and the king's willingness to over-optimize.
Ask me anything.