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 nearly 20 years, and I’m currently an engineering manager at Vox Media, Inc., where I’m leading the SaaS team to help bring Chorus to newsrooms across the country. Previously at Vox, I’ve also led the Revenue Platforms team, helping build better advertising tools & products for our networks; led the Performance team, to help make our sites as fast as possible; and worked as a senior front-end engineer at The Verge, helping build a sweet, responsive, better performing site, as well as cool editorial features like Fanboys and The Verge 50.
A recap of the performance work my team at Vox has done in the past year.
A little CSS technique I wrote for making elements with a fixed ratio that can also be constrained to a maximum height.
Here’s how you can use the new
-webkit-backdrop-filter property, to build cool iOS-like transparency effects with CSS.
We’ve made the source code to The Verge 50 public so people can hopefully learn from it and use it to tell their own stories.
A few of my favorite things, on The Verge.
A quick summary of the improvements we made to The Verge with the release of version 1.8.
In this interview, I talked to Ally MacDonald about how companies can make the shift to being ”performance-first” at both a technical and organizational level.
My coworker Dan Chilton and I spoke to Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane about how we helped build a culture of performance at Vox Media.
Source code for this website you’re looking at right now.
A simple, fast photoblogging CMS built in Ruby on Rails which features responsive, high-resolution images.
A Sinatra-based Markov bot for Slack.
An Alexa skill to get Dark Sky weather forecasts.
An Alexa skill to manage status and notifications in Slack.
An addictive Jeopardy! bot for Slack.
A collection of useful Slack apps I’ve built.
A Middleman-powered editorial app I helped build for The Verge.
Engineering Manager, Chorus SaaS
Engineering Manager, Ad Platforms
Engineering Manager, Performance
Senior Front-End Engineer, Chorus for Advertisers
Senior Front-End Engineer, The Verge
Front-End Engineer, DWI
Victor LaValle · 2019
Kim Stanley Robinson · 2018
John Scalzi · 2018
Mary Robinette Kowal · 2018
View my photography at All-Encompassing Trip, view it again (but smaller) on Instagram, check out my repos on Github, see some of my CSS experiments on CodePen, add me to your professional network (ugh) on LinkedIn, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.