My name is Frak. I'm a lead software engineer focused on building quality products and teams. I believe effective, reliable & sustainable engineering teams start from a positive, supportive & communicative engineering culture.
I like building, tinkering, discussing ideas and drinking coffee with kind, friendly folks.
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Over the years I’ve been part of many discussions regarding how to build something or another. Not just software and products, but businesses, experiences and even meals/foo…
Working on a product is difficult. The large difficulties when it comes to solving any such effort are fairly straightforward to identify. What is the product? What does it do…
Learning, tinkering and creating is what makes me happy.
I’m always learning and building something new. Learning to play guitar. Learning how to make a better cup of coffee (more on this in a bit). Hacking on mobile games. Even building an Arduino powered lamp (controlled by my phone).
There’s just something about having an idea and bringing it to life that I get a great sense of joy out of. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.
When I’m not tinkering or creating, I enjoy group activities. Like trivia night at the bar, board games with friends or simply just hanging out and enjoying interactions with other people. Sharing experiences and ideas, watching community grow together.
I currently call sunny San Diego, CA home where I live with my beautiful partner in crime, Elena and our super pup, Graham. The three of us are often out soaking up some sun, taking a breath and relaxing with the pup.
So coffee, huh? I love coffee. Roasting it, smelling it, brewing it, drinking it. But a great cup of coffee? A GREAT cup of coffee is much like a successful software project – it takes preparation, teamwork(roaster/barista v. designer/developer) and patience. It requires a lot of things going well, working together in concert, one after another. That’s what makes a great cup of coffee (and products).