I’ve been at Bridgewater Associates for three and a half years now, slinging code to make Ray Dalio’s TED talk a reality (for the curious: https://www.ted.com/talks/ray_dalio_how_to_build_a_company_where_the_best_ideas_win). Before that I was a student majoring in math and minoring in religion. My life outside of the job involves biking and drive-by pull requests. One of my proudest moments on the job was getting paid five dollars to drink a bottle of BBQ sauce and then getting paid another five dollars to stop drinking said bottle of BBQ sauce. I now drink ketchup instead.