About

Photo of the author.
Josh (augescens) on Wildcat Peak, Berkeley, CA, 2013 (Photo Credit: Laura O’Brien).

Augescens is the personal blog of Josh O’Brien, a student of life becoming incrementally less ignorant every day.

Josh formerly worked as a teacher and researcher of European history while pursuing a doctorate at an elite university. After several years in this role, he withdrew voluntarily and in good academic standing in order to start a new career. In the search for a new direction, he chose to study the art and craft of software development (read about that choice here), and undertook an intensive study of programming principles, techniques, and tools, as well as their mathematical foundations. He now works as a software engineer. Josh writes posts on this site to help tell the story of his career change and ongoing journey.

When not studying or writing, he enjoys hiking, gleaning a little wisdom from a good book or ten, sharing meals with friends, and unapologetically indulging his musical eclecticism.

Please feel welcome to contact Josh at augescens [at] gmail.com.

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