Ray Li I’m Ray Li. I live in the Seattle region in Washington. I love to learn, teach and grow. You’ll usually find me learning better ways to wrangle data, becoming a better programmer and lifehacking.

I work as a Software Engineer in the Office Division at Microsoftbut this blog, its content and opinions are my own.

Why do you blog?

I blog to learn, to teach and to grow.

I love finding a problem, letting others know I’m going after it, iterating over various solutions (especially using data!) and then sitting back to see the problem solved (this is my high performance pattern). Frequently, I’m not the only one encountering these problems, and so I share my solutions with you. My hope is that you also learn, teach and grow.

I’m a crash test dummy, sharing what works (and what doesn’t) so you get the whole story.

Currently, the blog centers around dataprogramming and lifehacks, but will undoubtedly evolve over time. If you have a cool idea you’d like to see me get obsessed about, feel free to use the contact info below to reach out to me. I’m always open to new ideas, and I’ll usually get back to you soon.

How do I contact you?

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Ray Li is a software engineer and data enthusiast who has been blogging at rayli.net for over a decade. He loves to learn, teach and grow. You’ll usually find him wrangling data, programming and lifehacking. Like what you’ve read? If so, subscribe via email to get started now!


The opinions expressed on this blog are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in any way.

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