Hi, I'm Sam! 👋

I love to write, code, and teach. I am constantly striving becoming a better version of myself. Every day I want to be 1% better than I was yesterday.

I'm a developer, a developer advocate engineer for Auth0, and an instructor for Thinkster and egghead. I live in the rural Pacific Northwest with my partner, three barn cats 🐈, and 16 chickens. 🐓 I'm using a lot of green on this site because two of my favorite things are forests and mint chocolate chip ice cream.

I don't have a "rags to riches" story, but I do have a "broke, divorced, depressed insurance agent becomes sustainably happy self-taught developer" story. It took several years of tough self work and a lot of help along the way, and now one of my main passions is throwing open gates for others to be able to do the same. I am convinced that coding is one of the best ways for someone to completely alter their financial trajectory, regardless of who they are and what they look like.

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