I am a slow thinker, curious as hell, enamored with learning, leadership, and philosophy.
I build software and have done so since I can remember. The past two decades have been a pleasant mix of building and leading large software engineering teams. I now serve as SVP, Engineering at Doximity.
An IBM XT computer enraptured me, I was but 10 years old. I’ve spent the rest of my life trying to recreate that feeling.
I’ve built several commercial software products with C++ and Ruby, ran a successful software agency for 5 years, and sold a small start-up.
I am a tiny investor and advisor to a couple brilliant companies.
How I got here?
I emigrated from Brazil to the U.S. at the age of 14. When I was 15, I started working to pay rent. I got into college (C.S.) but had to stop attending due to immigration paperwork. I vowed to seek my own education, and never looked back.
I hope the content here challenges your assumptions. I have fun writing it.
I am grateful to have a lovely wife and two kids 👨👩👦👦 – we live in California.