About ℹ️#

I’m Jayson, you can usually find me hanging out around Germany, Colombia or the US. Throughout the years I’ve worn many hats, having worked as a Data Engineer, Software Developer, Information Security Engineer, Incident Responder, Automation Engineer, Scientific Assistant, External Consultant and, for fun at Finca Las Cordilleras, even Homesteader and Hotelier.

I earned my Bachelor’s in Systems Engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana(UPB) in Medellín, Colombia and in Informatics at the FH-Münster in Germany. After working some time in the industry I decided to pursue my Master’s in Scientific Computing at the University of Heidelberg, also in Germany. Do not hesitate to request my Curriculum Vitae or book a chat through my Calendly in case you want to collaborate.

My main technical interests are software development, data engineering, analysis, and visualization, networking and cloud infrastructure, as well as information security, automation, technical writing and leadership.

As for programming languages, I’ve worked professionally with Java, C, C# as well as ASP.net, Ruby on Rails and, in my rebellious days, even some Lisp and MatLab. Nowadays, however, the language I use the most is Python.

I’m also very interested in open-source, politics, philanthropy, history, philosophy, gardening, nature conservation and music.

One of my favorite quotes, and one that I think captures my motivation behind what I do, is this from The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway:

His choice had been to stay in the deep dark water far out beyond all snares and traps and treacheries. My choice was to go there to find him beyond all people. Beyond all people in the world. Now we are joined together and have been since noon. And no one to help either one of us. Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for. I must surely remember to eat the tuna after it gets light.

Where To Find Me#

About This Site#

This is meant to be my personal activity log, which I hope you’ll find sporadically useful and interesting at times. It’s there to help me keep and organize lessons learned, obscure and not so obscure technical tidbits as well as some philosophy rants, which are a by-product of my personal and professional comings and goings.

I’ll mostly write in English but posts in German or Spanish will also come up once in a while. If you think it might be a good idea to translate some post or have feedback you’d like to share, please reach out.

The current version of jdsalaro.com is managed, built and published with GitLab. I rely on Sphinx for managing its structure and templating. For previous versions of this blog I used Pelican Python with a customized Bootstrap 3 template and way back in 2013 even the now, sort of, defunct Blogspot service. Everything is hosted on GitLab.com using GitLab Pages.

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