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Welcome!

My name is Jeff Palmer. Thanks for stopping by.

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to start tinkering with computers and software development at an early age. Since then I've spent about half of my time building software and the other half managing the teams that build software. You may have heard of some of the things I've worked on: Orbitz, The Climate Corporation, CircleCI.

Currently, my interests include exploring and visualizing the data produced by the software development process, as well as learning how to communicate effectively via information visualization techniques.

Method

I'm a visual thinker. I find that I learn the most when I closely study influential works and attempt to apply the techniques used in those works to my domain. I gain a much deeper level of understanding when attempting to recreate a visualization style, and I find that this greatly increases my appreciation for the methods and aesthetics of the creator. Through this study and experimentation I am both learning and exploring my own visual style.

Goal

There's a wealth of information in the world's source repositories, and I believe that there are interesting stories just waiting to be brought to light. Ultimately, I'd like to tell those stories. In the meantime, I'll be sharing my research and experiences here.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me on Twitter, or directly on this site.