About Compile and Run


Howdy! My name is Justin Turpin. I'm a software engineer currently doing devops for a tech company in Newport, California. I've been programming since I was pretty young: as a kid, me and my brother had delusions of grandeur and tried to create a videogame so we could get rich. We started with this software called 3D Rad, then moved on to something called Darkbasic). Since making a game requires slightly more time and expertise than two kids with a free Summer, we never got to make our game that was most likely a terrible ripoff of Halo. Nonetheless, that set us both off on the quest to become effective programmers.

I've since learned all the usual suspects in programming: C and C++, Java, PHP, Python, Rust. Lately I've been obsessed with Rust and I'm really stoked about its implications in all kinds of software development due to its clever design. These days I mostly deal with Python, and I'm trying to branch out more and more.

I've been using a ton of Docker and Kubernetes lately hype train. Docker is my go-to development tool for anything web related.

I have a container running the website and then a container running Traefik which auto-configures Let's Encrypt, published with a Gitlab server. Running in Digitalocean because it's fast and cheap.