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Guillermo Esteves

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Introduction

Hello, there. I’m a Venezuelan-American web developer based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, right in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. I’ve been building websites for over 20 years, and I’m currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Vox Media, where I lead a team charged with building first-class editorial tools for journalists across the world. Previously at Vox, I’ve led multiple teams as engineering manager & lead engineer, including the Services team, bringing Chorus to newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Deseret News, and Minneapolis Star Tribune; the Revenue Platforms team, helping build better advertising tools & products for our networks; and the Performance team, helping make our sites as fast as possible. You can find more details about my professional history on my résumé.

Outside of work, I’m a wildlife & landscape photographer, and I publish my photography on my website, All-Encompassing Trip. This year one of my photographs, Close Encounter at Antelope Flats, was chosen as one of the four highly commended photos in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, People’s Choice Awards, organized by the Natural History Museum in London.

Recent Photographs

  1. Grand Teton, lit by the afternoon sun after a snowstorm, with clouds swirling around its summit.
  2. A cow moose stading in sagebrush, looking towards her right.
  3. A portrait of a cow moose lying down among the sagebrush.
  4. A cow moose stading in sagebrush in front of Grand Teton. Her tongue is poking out.
  5. A bull moose with large antlers lying down in snow-covered sagebrush, looking towards the camera.
  6. A bull moose with large antlers and wet fur, standing in sagebrush, looking towards the side.
  7. A bull moose with large antlers and wet fur, standing in sagebrush, looking towards the camera.
  8. A bull moose with large antlers and wet fur, browsing among snow-covered sagebrush.
  9. A bull moose with large antlers, standing on snow-covered sagebrush.
  10. A young bull moose with small antlers and wet fur, browsing among snow-covered sagebrush.
  11. A large bull moose with large antlers, walking by another bull moose laying down on the sage brush.
  12. A large bull moose with large antlers, seen mid-chew from the front.

Side Projects

  1. gesteves/denali

    A simple, fast photoblogging CMS built in Ruby on Rails which features responsive, high-resolution images, a customizable posting schedule, social media management and syndication, a GraphQL API, and more.

  2. gesteves/gateway

    Source code for my website, a very simple personal website written in Middleman, and served from Netlify.

  3. gesteves/snarkov

    A hilarious Sinatra-based Markov bot for Slack.

  4. gesteves/trebekbot

    An addictive Jeopardy! bot for Slack, powered by the jService API. Sets up a perpetual game of Jeorpardy! in your Slack channels.

  5. gesteves/tweleccion

    A tweet aggregator built with Python and Google App Engine, which provided live Twitter coverage of the 2009 constitutional amendment referendum in Venezuela.

Writing

  1. How I back up my Lightroom catalogs

    A quick writeup on how I keep my Lightroom catalogs backed up.

  2. Making intrinsic ratio elements with a max height

    A little CSS technique I wrote for making elements with a fixed ratio that can also be constrained to a maximum height.

  3. Building iOS-like transparency effects in CSS with backdrop-filter

    Here's how you can use the new -webkit-backdrop-filter property, to build cool iOS-like transparency effects with CSS.

  4. I love Chrome's automatic updates

    Older versions of Chrome virtually disappear as soon as a new version is released, which is nice.

  5. Better infinite scrolling with the HTML5 History API

    A technique to improve infinite or endless scrolling using the HTML5 History API.

Listening

  1. Cover of the album “The Colour and the Shape”, by Foo Fighters

    Everlong

  2. Cover of the album “Led Zeppelin III”, by Led Zeppelin

    Immigrant Song

  3. Cover of the album “Dosage”, by Collective Soul

    Heavy

  4. Cover of the album “Rust Never Sleeps”, by Neil Young

    Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)

  5. Cover of the album “Sixteen Stone”, by Bush

    Everything Zen

Reading

  1. Cover of the book “Termination Shock”, by Neal Stephenson.

    Termination Shock

  2. Cover of the book “Leviathan Falls (The Expanse #9)”, by James S.A. Corey.

    Leviathan Falls (The Expanse #9)

  3. Cover of the book “The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut Universe #3)”, by Mary Robinette Kowal.

    The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut Universe #3)

  4. Cover of the book “The Last Emperox (The Interdependency, #3)”, by John Scalzi.
  5. Cover of the book “Ansel Adams: An Autobiography”, by Ansel Adams, Mary Street Alinder.

    Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

Watching

  1. Poster of the movie “Black Widow” (2021).

    Black Widow

  2. Poster of the movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021).
  3. Poster of the movie “Godzilla vs. Kong” (2021).

    Godzilla vs. Kong

  4. Poster of the movie “Kong: Skull Island” (2017).

    Kong: Skull Island

  5. Poster of the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004).

    The Day After Tomorrow

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