dean marano

Chicago, IL

dean marano

Chicago, IL

I'm an web developer trying to leave my mark on the net. I pride myself on efficiency, detailedness, and getting things done. My favorite languages is Javascript and Ruby. I'm versed in Clojure, and I'm learning Erlang. I love frameworks, mostly Ember.js and Rails. I'm a certified CCNA, so I can tell you the differences between IPv4 and IPv6, why it sometimes takes so long for DNS to propagate, and where your lost packets go. Most of all, I believe documentation is king and I'm a stickler for grammar. I'm currently employed at Groupon.

What am I doing?

I started working at Groupon January of 2012 as a Software Engineer. I am currently working on my Masters in Computer Science with an AI emphasis at DePaul University.

What have I done?

Previously I worked for two and a half years at a private consulting firm, working on deployment processes and running IT. I graduated from Hope College with my BS in Computer Science in 2009.

What do I do outside of computers?

I love running and riding my bicycle. I've done 3 Chicago marathons (2012, 2013, 2014) and I did the Racine Ironman 70.3 in July 2013. I love the outdoors and took a two week backing trip through the Ozarks in 2011. Science is a huge part of my life. I'm a skeptic and my other areas of study include astronomy and astrophysics - Carl Sagan is a personal hero.