Archer Hume / About

Who is Archer Hume?

February 3, 2024 • 1 min read

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I’m a full-stack developer living in Melbourne, currently studying data science at RMIT. This is a space to share my projects, with a focus on building a simpler and faster web.

Who I am

I’m a maker, a breaker, and a (sometimes) fixer. I’ve been programming since I was 9 (2013), and was shit for a very long time, but I like to think that I’m a better developer than 13-year-old me.

When it comes to software, my philosophy is pretty clear; Build rapidly, clean up, repeat. Planning is vital, but you can never predict every aspect of a project. This should be embraced, the aim is to reach goals, figure out what went wrong, and do it better.

I’m always learning, at every opportunity. It is paramount to my enjoyment of life that I see, and do new things, often. You will never regret learning that new framework, trying that one IDE you saw, and reading that book (no matter how textbook-ish it looks).

Where I’m at

Right now, I’m working at a software company building business & automotive software; for some time I freelanced, and worked on security-focused software.

I try to make time to write little utilities, extensions, and plugins for various open-source frameworks and software, and sometimes I actually manage to do so. At the moment I’m focusing on learning about (and working with) data-intensive systems, as well as machine learning and the best ways to integrate it into software.

Oh, and I’m studying at RMIT aiming to get the success-critical little sheet of paper (Bachelor of Data Science).

Where I’m going

No developer is perfect, and I’m no exception to that rule. There is a long way to go before I would even consider myself good, but I’m looking to get there as fast as I can (no fear of failure here /s).

I’m looking to make an impact and to have tangible output, to be able to look back and feel as though I achieved something. I’m not sure what that something is yet, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually, and hopefully some cool things will be made along the way. Honestly, even the field I’ll end up in is still a toss-up, as long as I’m making cool things, I’m happy.

– Archer Hume