I’m a homebrewer. With the club I formed, I’ve made around 20 different 5 gallon batches. I lean towards highly experimental brews. My crowd favorites are my double chocolate raspberry stout (which actually is a dry stout with a slight raspberry finish), my sour brown (which is a sour twist on Dogfishhead’s Alphabet Brown), and Chandreshekar’s Stout, a Russian imperial whiskey barrel stout with 3 kinds of sugar, 2 kinds of yeast, and a handle of Maker’s Mark. It’s so dark you can’t see a 500 watt flood lamp through it, and it comes in at 13% ABV.
I’m fond of swimming and weight lifting.
I’m also a colossal nerd. I’m into gaming and book collecting. I’ve helped out with our local convention here at school for nearly a decade (It’s the current world record holder for longest running student convention). I’m a big fan of thought-provoking SF and comics. I’m a big fan of Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, George R R Martin, and Scott Lynch. Comic-wise, I pull Rat Queens, Saga, Serenity, and Tank Girl. Gamewise, I’m a Bioware devotee.
Side skills? I used to be a competitive debater and have kept a keen interest in politics and policy. I’m also a trained systems engineer, so I have skills in lean production management and statistical quality control.
I’m not much of a visual designer, however, as my world is mostly words and flow charts. I’m getting better, though, as I realize I’m going to have to interact more and more with people who are distinctly designers.
Fun bit of trivia? I’ve won a UX competition judged by Don Norman.