Hey there, I’m Tom Reitz. On this site, you will find my book reviews, data analysis, technical articles, and other musings. Please contact me if you have any questions or just want to say hi. I love meeting new people, building strong relationships, and having interesting conversations!
I am currently a senior data engineer at Education Analytics. I work to design, build, and maintain automated data pipelines and analytic systems to help improve public K-12 education. My work at EA includes projects like earthmover, lightbeam, and dbt_synth_data.
Previously (from October 2013 to February 2022), I worked for Ballotpedia as lead developer and solutions architect. I rebuilt technical infrastructure to accommodate election-related traffic spikes of over 1M pageviews per hour. I also built a political information database and API which power the Sample Ballot Lookup and provide data to partners like Facebook and Twitter.
I also do consulting through my company Reitz Tech, which helps startups, non-profits, and small businesses to realize impactful technical projects.
I live in Madison, Wisconsin (where I grew up). Madison is a small but growing midwest city. It has beautiful lakes and parks, kind people, and lots of things to do. My wife and I own a home on the near-west side, where we enjoy cooking and entertaining friends.
In 2009, I earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and math from the University of Wisconsin, and in 2021, I completed a master’s degree with emphasis in data science at the same institution.
Thanks for checking out my website. May you have joy and peace wherever you go in life!
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