Who Do I Think I Am?
Husband, dad, friend, brother, son, uncle, cousin; programmer, martial artist, teacher, downhill skier, and thinker. I used to write and publish a lot of prose here back when I was a lot more sure the world needed to hear what I was thinking. I write a fair bit of code: github.com/dobbs. I sometimes microblog: rls.social/@dobbs. I used to tweet: @dobbs. In the early 2000s, I contributed to the Turbine project at the Apache Software Foundation: committers.
My career has turned towards learning from incidents in complex software systems.
I am a systems adventurer and a resilience engineer.
Eric Dobbs can also introduce himself in the third person, in case you need that.
Eric Dobbs is a principal incident analyst. A self-taught programmer, he's been writing code recreationally for over four decades and professionally for three. He has also practiced aikido for over three decades and taught for two of those. His career has meandered through education, consultancies, government, non-profit, and businesses from startup size to Internet scale. He started deliberately practicing learning from incidents in 2018 as part of the SNAFUcatchers consortium. He holds a bachelor's degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado and a fourth-degree black belt from Boulder Aikikai.