Coding

I have been programming computers since I was 5 years old, it's something I greatly enjoy. My professional career has involved mostly Python and Javascript, but I also learned C/C++/Java and many other languages at college. I'm always learning something new, currently Rust.

WWW

I am an expert web developer, mostly using Django. I have developed complex websites from scratch, including front-end, back-end and deployment. Nowadays I tend to focus on backend and system architecture and am looking into Web3.

Cryptocurrency

The revolution of cryptocurrencies and associated technologies is still not obvious to most people, akin to how the Internet's potential was not understood by the general public in the 80s and 90s. I believe decentralization of trust will be a keystone to build better societies.

Socioeconomics

I learn about economics and sociology to better understand how human societies work and how to improve them. These topics intersect deeply with my interest in cryptocurrencies and decentralization, as they will enable new and better ways to coordinate and cooperate.

Free Software

I have been a free software ("free as in freedom, not as in free beer") evangelist since I first read about it when I was a teenager before the turn of the millenium. I distrust closed-source software for its opaqueness and uncertain future availability.

Security

I'm interested in all aspects of computer security, including cryptography, system and application security, opsec, disaster recovery. Security is a way of life, it must be present at every step, cannot be an afterthought.

Privacy

We don't hide our actions because they are bad or wrong, but because they are private. We have a right to privacy even if we have nothing to hide. I put effort into defending my privacy, and educating people as to why it is important to do so.

Photography

I enjoy taking photographs and have been improving my technique ever since I got my first digital camera in 2003. Art doesn't come easy to me, but photography enables me to express my creativity. See my Flickr and Pixelfed accounts and my photography workflow.

Experience

  • Lead Engineer at Solidshape. 2021-2022.
  • Consultant at Outdoorsy. 2019-2020.
  • Software Architect at Redbeacon / Home Depot Techshed. 2016-2017.
  • Software Engineer at Redbeacon / Home Depot Techshed. 2012-2016.
  • CTO and co-founder at Vestidia. 2011-2012.
  • Consultant on Django-based projects. 2010-2011.
  • Software Engineer and Project Manager at Yaco Sistemas. 2007-2010.

Education

Open Source

Tools