How I fell in love with coding and traded in a camera-rigged Prius for a MacBook and a GitHub account.
“You’ll receive an email with a first name, last name and a ticker symbol,” the hedge fund manager told me. “I don’t care how many hours you bill. Just understand that I will trade money on whatever you turn up.”
Never in a million years did I think I’d be a private investigator. Or a security engineer in Silicon Valley. I studied journalism in college with the goal of working on the investigative team at one of the major dailies: New York Times, Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal.
I started at the main daily paper in Marin where I developed a reputation for writing the long, drawn-out, data-driven pieces published above-the-fold on the front page of Sunday papers.
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