About Me (What's in a Name?)

US Popularity of Sebastian Over TimeWhen I was born, the story has always gone, I went simply as "baby taggart" for the first couple months of my life.  A family friend visited my parents with her new baby, born within days of me, bearing the name "Sebastien Taggart" (or Sébastien rather, certainly not Sebastian).  "That sounds like a good name!" my mother said, and the rest is history.

Having been through the baby-naming-conversation myself a couple times, I'm left to wonder about the details surrounding the specifics of the conversation.  How would the name "Sebastien" sound in other languages?  Not bad, no extreme mangling of the phonemic orthography.  What about uniqueness?  Despite an uptick in recent decades, Sebastien Taggart would have been rare in the late seventies.  What about a pleasing sound?  Rolls right off the tongue.

About Me

I am a problem solver and have been since as long as I can remember.  The best problems to solve are the most challenging, the harder the better.  Currently I solve problems relating to managing a web team, including project management, Agile, planning, DevOps, and a "host" of ancillary duties related to keeping a major Federal Agency website running and running smoothly.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Doing this takes dedication, stick-to-itiveness, a strong drive toward quality, and the capacity to realize a long-term vision for an organization.  Most people focus too narrowly on the small problem in front of them, presenting solutions that in no way take into account the overall vision.  I can do that, and very well.