This is my personal website under construction.
Marketing Director for Swift Software, Inc. the pioneer of Lean BPM and developer of JobTraQ.
Work for a software company in the B2B space, based outside of Washington DC in the historically charming town of Frederick. I live on a mountain in the Catoctins with my mutts, Frodo and Filo, and an occasional visiting bear, affectionately called Bailey, as in he likes Baileys the drink – talk about a bear with a sore head!
Transplanted from the UK, I initially landed in Richmond VA (RVA) and miss it a great deal, but I had a good 6 years there and it was time to move on.
I’m also a volunteer at the Frederick Rescue Mission here in Frederick – you’ll find me on Tuesday mornings prepping and serving food – an early start, but worth the relatively brief time spent there.
Finally, settled down in the small, country town of Fairfield PA, only 8 miles to Gettysburg, which is heaven for a history nerd like myself.
With winter closing in, the ski season has started at Liberty Mountain Ski Resort, the slopes of which I gaze onto from my deck as I drink my morning coffee (being British does not mean you drink tea alone, and I am a sucker for Hazelnut coffee!)
Since last writing, the menagerie at Chez Hindle has grown to include Allie, a rescued German Shepherd who has shown her true colors as a sneak thief – we have all learned not to leave the butter dish out on the countertops!
Allie arrived the Sunday after I closed on the new house, but on the Saturday, I went to recover Sophie, the kitten I found on the side of the road, also affectionately known as “2K” because that was the vet bill to get her fixed up 🙁
Karl Hindle and the Monster Money Pit – Luna
This is Luna – so called because she glows under streetlights – but she is also a money pit, though I do not have the heart to get rid of her. My dream here is to have her restored, so with that in mind, I am frantically saving so I can get her done in one go rather than bit by bit.
She drives like a monster, and it feels like gravity was just invented when you put the foot down on the gas, but she is stunning looking lady, only 10 years younger than me! Finally, I also have a garage for her – she deserves to be pampered 🙂
2016 has seen me working in my own time to gain more certifications, and my focus has been on Google’s certifications, of which I have earned 3:
I’m currently working on three more, and hope to have the full stack by end of the year.