Hi there! I’m Ron Lunde.
I currently work as a software engineering manager for the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University. (You can find me on LinkedIn if you want to know more about that.)
While I’ve been doing software engineering for my entire career, over the past decade or so I’ve worked as a principal software engineer, a software architect, and an engineering manager/director. I love all those jobs. Over the years I’ve oscillated back and forth from technical roles and management roles, since both are fun and challenging.
One of the things I do when I’m not working is write stories. I’m on my third novel now. I haven’t tried to publish any yet – I’ve been having a good time and learning a lot. I’m currently trying to revise the second novel to a point where I can publish it and at the same time I’m partway through writing the first draft of the third. I write for fun, and because I love hanging out with my writer friends.
The main reason I decided to start another blog was that I’m always coming across fascinating things I want to share, but they’re a bit too long for Facebook or Mastodon. I’ve tried Wordpress and Medium, but I find them a bit constraining. Also, I’ve been wanting to try out Hugo (a static site generator), so here we are.
Thanks for reading!
When I’m not coding or writing, I get people together for online meetups. I organize a meetup for writers, a nonfiction book club, and I help organize a virtual board games group, with more than 3,800 people in the combined groups.
I’m fascinated by what’s going on in the world right now. I think we’re in the middle of a huge shift in how we work, how we live, and how we think about the world. AI is about to change everything, and I think we’re going to have to change how we think about work and money and what it means to be human. I’m not sure what that means yet, but I’m trying to figure it out.