Hi! My name is Shawn Hermans. I live, work, and play in Omaha, NE with my wife, Jammie Hermans, my four kids, Parker, Regan, Jabe, and Dexter, and our dogs Tori and Alfred.

I have worn many hats in my professional life. Those include mathematician, data architect, programmer, project manager, consultant, operations researcher, data engineer, and data scientist.

Ultimately, I realize no matter how much I learn in life, I am never going to understand it all. This quote by Isaac Newton describes my feelings much better than I could.

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

This blog is my way of sharing the shiny things I find with the world. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!