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. The same cannot be said about snowboarding, which I acquired an interest for shortly after I finished college.
Standing on a pier in San Francisco, CA.
I believe that technology carries 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 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.
After graduating Wichita State University in 2014, I started my full-time job as a program manager at Microsoft, building Office 365 Groups in Outlook. Later I moved teams and worked on building the centralized technical documentation platform. 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 joining 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. I currently work as a Senior Product Manager, Technical at Amazon Web Services, building Amazon EventBridge, a cloud service that helps developers build event-driven applications.
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.
With my wife, Tiffany, by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.
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 soundtracks from Drake, Florence and The Machine, as well as miscellaneous Coldplay tracks.
I also am a bit of a gadget aficionado, so I tried documenting the gear I use on a dedicated page.
Education: B.S. Computer Science, Wichita State University (Wichita, KS, United States of America)
Occupation: Senior Product Manager, Technical
Fun fact: I can fluently speak English, Romanian and Russian.
Programming languages of choice: Python and C#
Console: Xbox One X (ZeBond)
And by the way, all opinions expressed in this blog are mine and do not represent the opinions of my employer, my friends and family or people that I quote - even if I am documenting and describing pieces of infrastructure or tooling that I am responsible for in my day-to-day activities.