My name is Aashish Koirala. I write code. I think a lot, and I write about some of it. Born and raised in majestic Kathmandu, Nepal, I now live in the beautiful state of Massachusetts, USA with my wife and daughter where I build software for a living.
I speed-taught myself .NET and C# in order to land my first serious programming job. It remains my primary language and tech stack to this day, especially because of “the new modern .NET”. I am very much into Linux and Bash as well. I pretty much live in the terminal (WSL2 on Windows FTW). My recent work is very cloud-focused, both on AWS and Azure, and a lot of Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform and serverless and asynchronous event-driven stuff. I’ve also personally been doing a lot of coding with Go.
I am an introvert and love listening to classic metal and classic rock. My interest in science and generally “knowing stuff” predates my interest in programming. Writing is a big passion, although I don’t do enough of it. I am a perennial Seinfeld fan. Lastly, I believe in compassion before judgement, and would like to think I practice it as much as possible.
I am on GitHub, Twitter, Mastodon, and LinkedIn. You can also grab my resume here.