Hello, my name is Grady Ward and I am an engineer living and working in the Bay Area. I currently work at Google on the enterprise infrastructure team of the GSuite product. My work focuses on data validation, retention and compliance. In September, I am moving to Colorado, where I will be working on similar issues on a new team within Google. Data fascinates me, and my carrer this far has primarily been focused on its appropriate custodianship.

Outside of work, I engage with San Francisco's communities and government as a member of the [2017-2018 San Francisco Civil Grand Jury](../project/cgj), which oversees the faithful and efficent implementation of San Francisco’s city and county government. It is engaging work that challenges me to dive deep into unfamiliar subjects, while working closely with a large number of community organizations and experts. As a chairperson for a committee, it also requires careful organization, planning and team-building. I will be sad to see my term end in June of 2018.

I choose to spend most of my free time outside, enjoing the mountains, roads, trails, and slopes that the Bay Area has to offer, usually with my partner and friends. When the sun is not out, I enjoy making things that I find useful or beautiful, and these projects span wood, origami and code. Many of the results are shown in my portfolio on this site, including ones not built with computers.