Hi, I’m DD.

  • I’m a backend developer heavily interested in all things anti-abuse tooling for online communities.
  • I lead development over at ChatSift, an org dedicated to building open source Discord tools.
  • I’m also a big advocate for open source and currently help maintain discord.js, the biggest library for the Discord API.

A journey through code optimization (and highschool math)

Introduction At the time of writing this, I’m a highschool student. With the way our school system is laid out, I end up doing a lot of math - more so than computer science - and lately I’ve been very passionate about it. Anyways, our story begins on the 5th of February, 2023. I was working on a Discord bot for ChatSift, responsible for some sort of leveling system - users would gain XP for sending messages, and crossing certain thresholds would cause you to level up....

February 6, 2023 · 6 min · didinele