I’m a seasoned software engineer with professional experience ranging from user interfaces to database internals to reverse engineering x86/Arm. For fun, I also design graphics, play piano, dance swing, and study language.
I’m very involved with Rust, a language that helps
me create robust high-performing software. This year I had the privilege to
speak at RustConf on compile-time code
evaluation and EuroRust
on publishing high-quality crates.
To improve the Rust writing process, I authored Static
Assertions for compile-time checks
and Divan for fast and simple benchmarking. Some more obscure
but interesting projects are
checking trait implementations and
condtype for conditional typing. Rust
first caught my interest in 2017, and I’ve since made many amazing friends in
Graphic design is my passion. My Dribbble has a few designs, and I plan to post more of my work on this site.
If I’m walking with you in a city, I might stop mid-conversation to admire and photograph the beauty and engineering of a building’s architecture. I used to believe I would be an architect due to growing up constructing LEGO sets and designing custom Halo 3 levels. Now I’m more of a software architect.
I fell in love with playing piano in 2013, when I learned to improvise jazz using the blues scale. Prior to that, my relationship with piano was casual since 2006. While I do not produce any of my own music content, I recommend (in no order) listening to:
- My Baby Just Cares for Me, performed by Nina Simone
- Vulfpeck Live at Madison Square Garden
- Bad Self Portraits by Lake Street Dive
I stumbled upon swing dance at Studenterhuset in Copenhagen on Nov 2, 2022. After experiencing a bar full of uni students dancing to jazz, I thought it would be really neat to learn to dance to music I enjoy playing on piano. Serendipitously, my Friday swing instructor in Atlanta also discovered Lindy hop at that same spot long before.
I have collected 3 spoken languages. I grew up in Miami with a mix of English and Spanish (sometimes Spanglish) being spoken everywhere. Later in uni, I learned German well enough to study comfortably in Dresden for 5 months.
Tools I use are:
Etymonline for discovering history shared between words across languages, which helps when creating project names
WordReference for finding words with a specific connotation
Google Translate for translating images
Verbformen for German conjugation
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