Life is a series of optimizations.
Once upon a time I worked in cancer research creating software for capturing patient outcomes and calculating morbidity rates. It was quite morbid. Nowadays I create software and metrics for evaluating and improving fashion research methodology; as well as business intelligence reporting to help folks manage large quantities of information better.
Most of my free time is spent volunteering for PyData Conference, and helping them build their online community website which supports administration of conference submissions and recordkeeping of previous conference schedules.