My background hasn't always been in web development. I studied Biochemistry at university and had dreams of becoming a professor and running my own research lab. To this end, I enrolled on a PhD programme and the topic of my thesis was on Structural Glycobiology (understanding how the structure of carbohydrates affects how they interact in the body).
My research relied a lot on running various computer simulations, meaning that I got used to writing various different scripts (mostly Unix shell scripts and Python) to generate, process and analyse my data.
I'm happy to say that I still got my PhD (hence why this blog is called Dev Doc) and I started a role as a Junior .NET developer shortly after. Now I'm a mid-level developer and use my spare time to give back to the community by writing .NET themed blog posts and tutorials.
Admittedly I probably spend way too much of my own time coding, writing about coding, reading about coding, and thinking about coding. When I'm not doing any of those things I like to:
🎸 Play guitar
🏞️ Go for hikes
🏎️ Watch Formula 1 racing
The best place to find me is on Twitter: @dr_sam_walpole