Daniel P Koch


Below are a few pictures to give you an idea of the types of things I like to get up to. It's an odd collection of hobbies, but I have fun with it! Before we get to the photos, here are a few of my interests that aren't pictured:

  • Music: I play classical piano, and play around with a few other instruments as well. It's been a while since I've had the time to practice seriously, but my current goal is to learn this piece (Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor).
  • Reading: My go-to genre is Fantasy/Sci-Fi. Lord of the Rings will probably always hold the top spot for me (yes, I've read The Silmarillion, as well as a few most people have never heard of). I'm also currently having a lot of fun with Brandon Sanderson's books, especially those that are part of the Cosmere.
  • Tinkering: I'm not happy unless I have a project (usually too many of them). Often those projects take the form of software or PCB/electronics design, but I also like getting my hands dirty with cars or elsewhere. Once I have the space I'd love to start doing some more woodworking.
  • Web development: I don't get into to it too often, but this website is Exhibit A!
Hiking in Yosemite Hiking in Yosemite National Park. I throroughly enjoy hiking and backpacking
Scuba diving at Catalina Island Scuba diving at Catalina Island. So far I've been diving off the coasts of California, northern Florida, Thailand, and the Florida Keys
Playing hockey Picked up hockey a few years ago and have been playing in a local recreational league
Flying an airplane Someday I'd love to get my private pilot license. For now, I've gotten to try my hand at flying a couple of times
San Francisco Symphony I'm a big fan of live music; I really enjoy the symphony as well as the few Broadway shows I've seen
Hiking Mt. Timpanogos, Utah Sunrise view from the beginning of the trail at Mt. Timpanogos, Utah
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Did a few years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and really enjoyed how technical of a martial art it is
Hockey championship Won the championship for our league that season!
Ballroom dancing Had a lot of fun learning some ballroom dance in college
Meeting the local wildlife in Monterey Bay, California Meeting the local wildlife of Monterey Bay, California