Thanks for your interest in me! My name is Jamal Hansen and I have been working in technology in one form or another for over twenty years. Though I am employed, this blog, it’s content and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.

Over that time, I have worked in a variety of roles including:

  • Software / full stack developer
  • Process improvement specialist
  • Risk / control analyst
  • Reporting analyst


These have all been fun and challenging, though at times very different roles. However, I keep coming back to data and technology as my primary career interests. You may find me writing about a variety of topics within this scope including:

  • Programming languages (Python, Ruby, C#, Elixir or whatever I am working with at the moment)
  • SQL and databases

Because I am primarily self-taught, I have a soft spot for others who are devoting countless hours to bettering themselves by learning about new things. I have run series of learning sessions on SQL and Python among other things and you may see me putting together some similar material online.

Other interests

When I’m not sitting behind a screen, I enjoy many of the same things that you might. I live in San Antonio, Texas and am a big fan of food and trying new and interesting things, enjoy cooking and sharing my love of food and travel.

I also enjoy both viewing and making art, and trying to keep up with exercise commitments. You might find me listening to audiobooks or podcasts rather than music, but not all of the time.


I have 4 wonderful children who I have tried impress my interest in technology upon. While none of them took to it in exactly the way that I intended, they each have each taken to it in their own unique and magical way.

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