About Me

Personal I'm a Venezuelan/Italian programmer based in the US. Lately I've been dividing my time between San Francisco and Miami. Work Currently, I’m a Sr. Software Engineer at Akorda where I spend most of my time writing backend code and ensuring that things run smoothly. I’m also cofounder of Tiny Rockets where Orlando and I are building the best wellness platform for Latin America....

About This Site

Hugo This is the third iteration of my personal site. I started during my college years using a static site generator called Hakyll. I used it because at the time I was mostly programming in Haskell and Hakyll seemed the right tool. Then my friend Orlando got me hooked with no-code tools, and Webflow in particular, so I decided to try it out. I used Webflow with great success for a couple of years but there were a few quirks, like the lack of Markdown support, that I could never iron out....

My Morning Ritual

My friends know that I'm passionate about coffee to the point of obsession. It's not that I have a caffeine addiction so powerful that I can’t get by without my daily cup of joe. If burnt Starbucks-like coffee is the only option, I'd rather go a day without any coffee at all. I like coffee because it's a nice hobby and part of my morning ritual since I was in middle school....

My Favorite Books of 2019

At the end of every year I try to rate the books I read in the past 12 months and revisit them to see what I learned from them and stuck with me. Below are my favorite books of 2019. I mostly read to learn more about technology, learning and living better. What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly In this book Kevin Kelly explores the ideas of inevitability of progress and technology....

My Favorite Apps of 2019

Here is the list of apps that I tried throughout this year and have become part of my routine and toolbox! Gyroscope I first posted about this app back in August. It was recommended to me by my friend Marcos during a discussion about health trackers. In the beginning, I really liked the design and the philosophy of building a “passport” of places I visited, but the app was very buggy....

My Personal Filesystem

Earlier this year I read one of the best articles I’ve ever read on personal filesystems and organization. For one who has struggled over the years to keep a well organized digital archive that is easily searchable and can work on pretty much any computer, this article written by Stephen Wolfram was a godsend. Inspired by it, I took some of Wolfram’s tricks and started experimenting with different hierarchies and tools until I got to something that suited my needs....