About Me

I’m a mathematician turned software engineer working for IMS Health on the Nexxus Marketing web application. I work on the Data Services squad building and maintaing the application’s ORM system, web API, and data querying libraries. I also am one of the leaders of the 10% guild at IMS Health, who organize and promote 10% time within the office and are busy organizing Hack Week 2015.



I’ve coded in C#, C++, Python, Java, Haskell, and JavaScript, though I’m most comfortable in C#, Haskell, and JavaScript. I consider myself a generalist, and more than anything I love learning new things - whether that be a new technology, algorithm, language, API, platform, or even an entire subject area. Check out some of my code on Github to see what I’ve been up to.

You may also be interested in seeing my resume.


I’ve been married to Skyler for over 5 years, and we have two wonderful children together. I love making: woodworking, programming, and general DIY.

Besides that, I enjoy a good batch of geekery - lately that means some Magic: the Gathering drafts and a regular tabletop RPG campaign with some friends.


The best way to reach me is through email: brian.shourd@gmail.com