Why Dump?

The internet quarrels over wether it is Augustine/Calvin that quipped: "I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write." Whoever said it, I deeply associate with the spirit behind this thought.

For me, writing has always been about learning. I can't imagine indulging in the study of anything without writing about the it at the same time. For this reason this body of content is not just my final thoughts or opinions, rather it charts the journey of my learning process. I consider myself a student of Technology (specifically Computer Science/Software Engineering) and Theology. I am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Midwestern Batpist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Previously, I finished a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics at University of Alaska - Fairbanks. Throughout my career I have had the privilege of working for some great companies such as Google, VMware and now JPMorgan Chase. This website is a personal dump of my thoughts and learnings in Theology and Technology.

I cannot call this a blog or a journal. Both are more structured and specific. A blog would be of interest as a collection of informative posts on a certain topic. A journal would be a compilation of personal thoughts. But I cannot promise these writings to be informative, topical or personal. So then I wondered what was a more ideal name to represent this website. The only one that made sense was a dump. This website is truly a dump of my learning process through the world of Theology and Technology.

And so, this dump - I never hope for it to be some sort of repository of knowledge or great wisdom. Instead it is a journey into my life as a student. Following this collection of thoughts will reveal to you my follies and inabilities as a learner more than anything else.

Thanks for visiting the dump.



Rijo Simon is a Vice President - Software Engineering at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Palo Alto, CA and lives with his wife Kaitlyn in Silicon Valley, CA.

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