About me

Like many open source enthusiasts, my journey began 20 years ago with Mozilla and Wikipedia. Perl and Linux followed shortly after, getting involved in the Debian Project sometime around 2004.

Over time I’ve helped organize open source communities, advised governments, debated standards, built teams and architected open source-based solutions using the Linux operating system in Venezuela and across the globe.

I’ve been part of Microsoft’s open source journey since I joined Microsoft in 2010. As of 2020 I’m part of the Open Source Strategy & Ecosystem team, in the Office of the Azure CTO. Before Microsoft, I helped expand an open source consulting firm as CTO, was member of the technical staff at an electric utility and led many large scale projects as a consultant.

At Microsoft, I’ve been fortunate to be part of the many public launches and announcements related to Linux and open source in recent history, and the many more internal shifts through my work in cultural, business, readiness and technical initiatives from Redmond to Tel Aviv, Bangalore or Paris.

I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. I live in Seattle. My family has American, Spanish (Catalonian) and Venezuelan heritage. We enjoy all kinds of travel, reading, writing and cooking.

My personal opinions don’t represent the position of any current or past organizations or employers.