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About Me

Hello! I’m Eli, sometimes Oat, or eli_oat most places online. This is my website. You’ll find a hodgepodge of all kinds of stuff here ranging from rambling updates, to slightly more technical posts about programming things. I tend to keep the vibe casual, sorta like old school livejournal but hopefully with fewer embarrassing confessions and song lyrics.

I live and work in Maine with my family that includes some kids, two cats, a dog, and a really rather lovely partner. I enjoy biking, cooking, reading (a lot), video games, computer programming (especially with languages like lisp, and forth), and wandering around outside.

A picture of me running around in a big circle with a kid on my shoulder. I’m faced away from the camera and in the middle of turning, so tilted way over to one side while running. The image has been processed to look sort of like a Xerox.

The boring stuff

For work these days I do civic tech” where I focus on accessibility and QA as a product person.” I’ve got a diverse professional background; I’ve worked as an iOS, Android, back-end, and front-end developer, and have extensive experience working closely with clients to understand their needs, and rendering those needs as detailed spec. documents to then implement. I’ve helped to bootstrap accessibility and QA practices, as well as having both designed and built platforms for organizations ranging from the teeny to gigantic. I’ve had job titles like QA Lead, Accessibility Specialist, Technical Writer, Product Designer, and Product Manager…one of these days maybe I’ll figure out what hat I like most.

Contact me

If you are around the fediverse, sending me a direct message is probably the easiest way to go. Alternatively, don’t hesitate to send me an email. My email address is the word hi” at this website’s url.