Andy Herd

Andy Herd

Developer of data processes


My name’s Andy. I like working with data. Welcome to my corner of the internet.

If I worked for employers who don’t mind me sharing their code then this could well be a tech portfolio site. Alas, that’s not the way of the world.

There is however a personal project which I am able to share. It’s called datapeek. Sometimes I encounter data files (especially in parquet and avro) and I just want to have a peek at what’s inside. This command line tool makes that a bit easier. It’s not quite polished enough to be ready for public consumption yet but it is already proving to be a very useful tool.

Why HerdingData? My name is Andy Herd. I’ve spent most of my career shepherding data. It seemed a nice fit as a username for my online identity.