My name is Lionell Pack, and I write code.
I’ve been writing code since I was a kid. My dad wrote software in the 70s and 80s, and I grew up with a computer with BASIC on it. Things kind of spiraled from there.
I discovered x86 assembly in high school. I’ve seldom done anything useful with it, but that’s never really been the point. Computers fascinate me.
Somewhere along the line, I realised that software development could be a career, as well as a passion. I guess that’s a nice bonus.
I’ve worked in a myriad of languages over the years. Out of an early love for C and C++, I developed an affection for C# – which has been my favourite language for some time now. These days I spend more time on leadership and architecture than writing code, but I still dust off the trusty old IDE now and then to write some TypeScript, PHP, or whatever’s needed for the task at hand.
Many years ago, I discovered the importance of optimising your process. I love automating repetitive tasks, because I hate wasting time on repetitive tasks. This has led me to a strong interest in the DevOps movement – and a drive to help my teams adopt automation at every level.
I currently work for Squiz as an Engineering Manager, helping shape the future direction of our products and platforms. If you like my writing and want to work with me, check out my Work At Squiz page.