My name is Nicholas Hunt-Walker and I’m currently a web developer working at Code Fellows as a Lead Instructor. My specialty is in using Python for development, but I dabble in JavaScript as well. I wasn't always this way. For 5.5 years I was a graduate student at the University of Washington pursuing a Ph.D. in astronomy. My goal was to study the structure of our galaxy by looking at the positions and properties of evolved stars. I also used the skills I built up as a scientist to dip into data science, building those skills out doing small projects that you'll find amongst my blog posts and GitHub repositories.

Regardless of these very different paths, the common thread is that I'm driven by curiosity. I love web development because it gives me a blank canvas upon which to paint my curiosity. I love data analysis because it gives me the opportunity to be curious in a structured and systematic way, while also expanding my curiosity by learning something new. No matter what I do to move forward, my curiosity will always lead the way.

Anyway, welcome to my site! Here, I put my blog posts, any little coding projects I work my way through, and other little bits and pieces that pique my interest. This site will grow as my interests do, and I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of it as I learn more (and have time to work on it).

If you want to contact me, email me at nhuntwalker [at] gmail [dot] com or hit any of the links pointing to my various social/professional web presences. Throw me your ideas! I'd love to hear from you.

What I'm Working On