My name is Josh Gilman and, as I always like to say, I "automate all the things." To me, automation is art, and good automation will dazzle even the hardest critic as they witness hundreds or thousands of intricate pieces coming together into a beautiful whole. Being able to visualize the whole, breaking it down into respective components, and then piecing it all together is an exciting process to me. So much so, in fact, that I have dedicated this blog for sharing my journey in "automating all the things."

Automation can take many forms: industrial, home, computer, and increasingly in the form of video games. I've been doing industrial automation for over ten years and it has served as the main expression of my love for automation, however, through those years I've spent significant time dabbling in other forms of automation. I have a moderately sized home lab which I spend a great deal of time automating with software. This eventually led to the amazing opportunity of delegating as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google where I currently work as a data center facility technician. I've done a handful of home automation projects spanning multitudes of controllers including Raspberry Pi's, Arduino's, and in some cases, industrial grade controllers. My go to "zen" games are Factorio, Satisfactory, and most recently Dyson Sphere Program.

If you're interested in listening to the ramblings of an automation addict, and possibly coming across a few gold nuggets here and there, then I would encourage you to subscribe. If you're a fellow automation expert and want to connect, check out my social links to the left and feel free to reach out!