entrepreneur and Technical Program Manager in New York
I have a passion for building software and solving problems. I learned to program at age fourteen and have never stopped since. I attended engineering school in Chile, then did a masters and Ph.D. in France, all centered around building software.
In the past years, I have started a couple of companies, all revolving around software — a mixed bag of failures and successes. I have worked for small startups as well as big corporations in two different continents. I have occupied a variety of positions related to building software, from individual contributor roles (engineering, product/program management) to leadership roles (Chief Architect, CTO). I work at my best when I have a balance between writing code and steering the direction of product and engineering. I'm fond of agile methods, a firm believer in working backward, making data-driven decisions, talking to users/customers, and going MVP first. I have grown to be a big fan of self-learning and reading.
Technically speaking "coup de Coeur" was programming in C, I'm very fond of programming in typed languages, and I'm thrilled by large-scale distributed problems (think the scale of Amazon). My latest "coup de Coeur" is machine learning and its applications.