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.
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.
Source code for my website, a very simple personal website written in Middleman, and served from Netlify.
A hilarious Sinatra-based Markov bot for Slack.
An addictive Jeopardy! bot for Slack, powered by the jService API. Sets up a perpetual game of Jeorpardy! in your Slack channels.
A tweet aggregator built with Python and Google App Engine, which provided live Twitter coverage of the 2009 constitutional amendment referendum in Venezuela.
A quick writeup on how I keep my Lightroom catalogs backed up.
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.
Older versions of Chrome virtually disappear as soon as a new version is released, which is nice.
A technique to improve infinite or endless scrolling using the HTML5 History API.