My name is Andrew, but I also go by Drew for short.

I'm currently living in Palo Alto and working on open source. I've recently published a fork of the popular Rails gem Annotate. Read more here.

I grew up in the Bay Area, did my undergraduate studies at UCLA in Cognitive Science, spent a year living and working in Plano, TX, and now I'm back home.

If you would like to get in touch, I prefer email as a method of communication.

Here are some things I've written over the years.


May 7 — Returning From Japan

Jan 6 — Learning Japanese


Sep 3 — Re-learning React

May 17 — Announcing AnnotateRb

Mar 11 — Build It and They Might Hate It

Feb 22 — What Comes Next


Nov 14 — What Is Science (2016)


Oct 17 — Adulting Dental Insurance and Qualified Life Events

Sep 16 — RRF and YAGNI in Practice: A Lesson with Kent Beck

Sep 14 — The Awesome Winter

Aug 16 — Time Off in Covid

Apr 5 — Greg Bauges: Developers and Depression (Talk)

Jan 19 — Apple Watch Experiment


Dec 26 — Overfitting

Mar 7 — On Rewards Cards


Dec 17 — The second time around applying for jobs


Jan 16 — Why Pledgemaster