I've always been intrigued by technology. My dad's Commodore 64 grabbed my attention at an early age and computers and technology in general have never stopped fascinating me. I even went to the trouble of completing a Ph.D. degree in micro-electronics. Additionally, I am self-taught in computer programming, with over 15 years of hands-on experience. Over the years, I have developed a number of open-source applications. My most ambitious project so far, rinohtype, is a modern alternative to LaTeX written in Python, my programming language of choice.
I'm very inquisitive; I want to know exactly how things work. I'm also perfectionist to the point where it aggravates even myself at times. I believe these two qualities help me be a good engineer; I'm only satisfied when I fully understand a problem and have devised an elegant solution. Otherwise, I can be summarized as an individualistic doer a.k.a. ISTP (Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception), which has its advantages and, of course, disadvantages.
After obtaining my Ph.D. and working as a C++ developer for 18 months, I have worked as a freelance engineering consultant writing embedded C++ code and processing big data (LinkedIn). I have also spent over 12 months working full-time on rinohtype in order to bring it to the level of commercial typesetting software.