Hi there! I'm Tony. And Portland is my home.
I'm a software engineer with a Masters in Interdisciplinary Computer Science.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, I earned my Bachelor's degree in English Literature in the Summer of 2014. Ever want to talk about Victorian literature or film noir? Message me!
Currently, I'm working as a Solutions Engineer for a wonderful company called Datadog, where I've had the opportunity to learn and cover a wide breadth of tools and platforms from plain Windows to ECS Fargate. I've also helped build internal tools to help replicate and troubleshoot cases ranging from Application Performance Monitoring, containerized envrionments, and logging.
What I'm always looking for
My previous experience as a Data Software Engineer made it so I could have liberty to play with a massive amount of data. I was like a kid in a candy store, building tools so that could teach non-technical admins how to leverage technology for their benefit. Working as a Solutions Engineer is a lot like that, except I get to work with fellow engineers. I absolutely love working in a group but am enthusiastic enough to lead myself along the way.
As a former Masters student, I love when I get to impart knowledge onto others especially through code. As such, I've worked in a classroom setting on a Rails application for a non-profit organization in the bay area that benefitted disabled children. I also had the pleasure of hosting lab hours to teach basic frontend skills and was a grader for Intermediate Java which cements the foundation of many data structures.
For nine months, I worked at a small company in San Francisco as a Backend Developer Intern. Check out my resume for more information!
Last, but not least, I typically get along well with like-minded folk who are also passionate about coding, gluten-free foods, social justice, or Portal 2.
Where I'm from
I grew up in sunny Southern California in the city of Santa Ana. Getting accepted into UC Berkeley was a major blessing. Moving to the San Francisco Bay Area was an amazing experience for a first-generational student from a low-income family like myself.
As time went on, and as life would have it, I found myself re-transplanting myself in Portland, Oregon, whose eclectic energy is something I thrive off as both an artist and engineer. When I'm not working or learning, you can either find me at home playing my violin, with my rowdy cat, Maggie, or perhaps I've gone out for coffee with my partner.