John is a data scientist and machine-learning engineer.
He first was introduced to data and ML in Python in his academic work as a plasma physicist, but now does it full time!
His work at Pluralsight focuses on building scalable data and ML pipelines for the Search & Explore team, delivering discoverable and relevant content to users.
Outside of work, he spends much of his time hiking, rock & ice climbing, and mountaineering.
While most of his experience is in the excellent White Mountains of New Hampshire, he’s also logged ascents of Mt. Rainier (14,411’) in Washington, and Ixtaccíhuatl (17,159’) and Pico de Orizaba (18,491’) in Mexico.
He also enjoys board and tabletop games, and has worked for several years as an Enforcer at the PAX gaming conventions teaching new & unreleased board games.