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👋🏽 I’m Mariano Simone, and this is a short intro to me. I hope you’ll find it useful if we need to work together. This is a stripped-down version of what I'd share internally at my company (as I usually customize it to refer to a particular team, include tooling, etc.)

⚙️ How I work

I usually like to have one big project and multiple smaller things going on at the same time, so I can take a break and shuffle things around if/when I get bored.

Things you’ll see me doing:

  • Keeping track of what needs to be done and making sure that we are all on the same page.
  • Asking “Why” and “Are we sure we want to do this?” many (sometimes five) times.
  • Doing small steps towards the goal: I like to keep changes small, easy to explain and undo.
  • Philosophizing a lot about the perfect way to do something, and then choosing what’s the best, practical way to do it.
  • Relentlessly downsizing (be it code, documentation, processes, slack channels, etc.)
  • Keeping an eye on any changes to our codebase, trying to keep readability, code quality and good typedness as high as possible.

💬 How I like to communicate

I don’t have a strong preference on Slack (or any other IM platform) over Email, but I’m pretty principled about:

  • Don’t ask to ask, just ask, and ask useful questions.
  • Don’t invite me to a meeting without a clear agenda. If I need context, please include it (or links to relevant documents) in the invitation itself.
  • How to ask good questions.
  • I love Jira/Trello and Dropbox Paper to keep track of things to do… I can deal with Google Docs and Google Sheets, but I’d rather not.
  • I turn off my notifications after hours 💤/when I want to relax 🏝… so feel free to ping me at any time without worrying about bothering me. I'll get back to you when I'm available again.
  • In case you haven’t noticed in this document… I make extensive use of emoji 🎉.

🎲 Random things about me

  • 🇦🇷 I’m originally from Argentina (but no, I don’t like fútbol - soccer -, nor beef… so I had to leave the country).
  • I live in Aurora, CO. Since I moved to the US, I’ve always lived in “smaller” siblings of well known cities: Brooklyn (NYC), Berkeley (SF) and Aurora (Denver). - 🍻🧀 I enjoy (and sometimes make my own) beer and cheese.
  • 🎵 I love music, and my taste is pretty eclectic. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Marley are some of my favorites… but you will also see me listening to Yo-Yo Ma, System of a Down, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Miles Davis or Hiromi Uehara any other day.

If I’m not working, I’m probably:

  • 📚 Reading books, or random internet things (see my Pocket profile).
  • 🧗🏽‍♂️ Climbing (mostly bouldering).
  • 🍵 Drinking tea.
  • 🍳 Cooking (see some of my recipes).
  • 🗺 Traveling (see the places I’ve been to).

In previous lives, you might have found me:

  • ☯️ Practicing kung fu (I still do from time to time, but not much)
  • 🎸 Playing an instrument (guitar, laúd - a Spanish lute -, or trumpet)
  • Sailing
  • 🏹 Shooting a longbow

💎 Strong beliefs

Most of these are serious… some may look like they are not, but they are.

  • “Done” is better than “Perfect”… but we should know what “Perfect” looks like, and explicitly decide not to go for that.
  • There’s one, and only one, way to write down dates: YYYY-MM-DD. (I’m not alone… ISO 8601 is praised by a lot of people).
  • There’s no need to discuss tabs vs spaces. All sane people use spaces, and I wouldn’t discuss with insane people, so 🤷🏽‍♂️.


  1. Script to extract the cover of an epub book and create a thumbnail for it

    Python 132 24

  2. Static code analysis for Kotlin

    Kotlin 3.9k 527

  3. DuckDuckGo Instant Answers based on JavaScript (JSON) APIs

    JavaScript 540 991

  4. A fast, powerful type checker designed for Ruby

    Ruby 2.9k 313

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Contributed to marianosimone/take-a-look, sorbet/sorbet, marianosimone/marianosimone and 5 other repositories

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