My name is Scott Smerchek. I work in Kansas City for SMRxT, Inc (pronounced smart) crafting back-end services and APIs to process and interpret messages from innovative pill bottles with a weight sensor in them. Yes, I get to actually work with real IoT devices!
I've spoken at several local conferences and have helped with KC user groups over the years.
I primarily work with node.js and Postgres. I'm very excited about learning more about functional programming, especially Haskell. For several years, I spent a lot of time working with search technologies Lucene and Solr, even writing custom search and highlighting plugins to search millions of medical documents.
Outside of software, I enjoy cycling, crossfit, ultimate frisbee, hiking, constantly learning, and reading epic fantasy.