Hi, my name's Kate (trail name: Sassafras). I was the head of product development for a small SaaS company up until March 2018, when I quit my position to hike the entire Appalachian Trail in the U.S. All 2190.9 miles of it. It took me 163 days (but who's counting?).
Before I was the head of product, I was a database architect, workgroup DBA, evaluator of new and noSQL database technologies, and just general data modeling geek. (The evaluation process was where I discovered neo4j).
As you might imagine, leaving a career to go hike a long trail leaves you in a bit of an odd transition on the other end. I figured I'd put my time in transition looking for work to good use and dig deeper into technologies that I had found intriguing but hadn't used much in my previous jobs, so here I am back to neo4j after a rather long hiatus. Looking forward to playing around, setting up some personal databases to get a better feel for it, and learning from the community!
Kate, a #hikerwithsass