Now ⛳️

Last updated: November 06, 2022

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My now page is here. This page tells you what I am focused on at the time of writing this page. Visit this blog post to see why I created this page.

You can find my now page at nownownow.com as well.

Life is short. Live in the present, fear not the future.

Database Reliability Engineering at Global Scale

As an full-time Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at a tech company in London, I am focusing on improving the reliability of Database Management System (DBMS) at scale.

I spent several years playing and mungling about Apache Kafka at Cookpad, and then start my new journey at Neo4j with my enthusiasm in Graph Database technology.

web3 Engineering

I am learning Solidity and how to develop dApp. I have been interested in Blockchain technology since 2017, and spent time on learning parts of Blockchain and Smart Contracts technology occaisionally. Now the economic receccion comes, and web3 is over the hype. Not sure if web3 is the next our future or this is just an hype, still Blockchain is really exciting purely from the point of Software Engineering.

I have been Database specialist for a long time, and there are a lot of areas that Blockchain technology and Database Engineering have, for example concensus algorithms, distributed architecture, consistency, performance, etc.

I am not that interested in buying crypto currencies (and I only have small amount of Ethereum that are enough to deploy my dApp onto main nets), but I am super excited about learning web3 technology stack.

Building a Community in London

It has been more than two years since I relocated from Tokyo to the UK. Especially during the covid, I felt strong need for getting along with new friends and staying in touch with old friends, along with expanding my network in the local community.

Right now, I'm interested in building a small community for Japanese people in the tech industries here. The goal of this community is to support those who are interested in moving to the UK and start working for international companies.

If you're interested in joining the community, please feel free to read this guideline and you'll find the invitation link there.

Health & Well-Being

I believe in the importance of doing exercise regularly, eating healthy foods, communicating with social groups, and sleeping enough amount of time.

I love playing tennis recently, and often spend my time in group walking with my family. Cooking is another hobby instead of buying ready-meal products.