Writing forces sharper understanding. Writing is a great way to put pressure on your thinking: it’s hard to summarize something you don’t sharply understand. By trying to explain an idea, you’ll naturally try multiple framings, flesh out its edges, and see new connections.
Andy’s thinking is the core driver behind this site. It’s a place for me to share ideas and things I’ve worked on, and in the process of doing so, build a better understanding of the underlying principles or technologies at play.
I’m currently the co-founder of SELECT, a SaaS company focused on Snowflake performance and cost optimization. If you are trying to reduce your Snowflake bill, improve performance, or curious to learn more about Snowflake in general, don’t hesitate to email me - I’d be more than happy to chat!
Prior to starting SELECT, I led data teams at Shopify and worked as a data scientist at Capital One.