I’ve always had a passion for technology and software engineering. Ever since I was 7, when I had my first experience with Visual Basic 6, I realized that there is some magic in building things within the confines of a machine. Thanks to my parents, I was able to have the tools to develop my technology skills, and build a career around them.
I strongly believe that technology has the power to make everyone’s life simpler. Above all, it’s able to empower people to spend time in meaningful ways by reducing the need to spend said time doing boring and unrewarding tasks. This is probably one of the reasons why I am so keen on automating just about anything, and harnessing the power of computers for good.
Before embarking on my journey at Microsoft as a program manager, I’ve interned as in the Office division, as well as built demo projects in the Developer Platform Evangelism organization.
After graduating from Wichita State University in 2014, I started my full-time job at Microsoft, building Office 365 Groups in Outlook. Later I moved teams and worked on building the centralized technical documentation platform in the Developer Relations group. My focus was primarlily on delivering a world-class developer experience around technical content - I’ve helped ship every API Browser experience on the site, and continued working on automating infrastructure behind the scenes. Before leaving the company in 2020, I’ve shipped the docs.microsoft.com Samples Browser.
I currently work as a Senior Product Manager - Technical at Amazon Web Services, building Amazon EventBridge. It’s a serverless event bus that makes it really easy to connect various applications together without having to tightly couple them. As time goes on, I’ll likely blog more about this particular side of my professional adventures.
I started this site as a hobby project in 2010, to document my life, learnings, and experiences. My goal is to continue expanding it with quality content as I build and explore.
When I am not coding or discussing the intricacies of cloud infrastructure, I am enjoying spending my time with my wife and our puppy, slightly north of Washington State. Those times together are usually accompanied by explorations of the British Columbia coast, and New Girl playing in the background.
And in typical fashion for all the fine print, all opinions expressed in this blog are mine and do not represent the opinions of my currnet, past, or future employers, my friends, family, or people that I quote.
PS: I am not on Instagram.