Hi! My name's Costa. I'm a web developer.
I started programming when I had a startup idea I wanted to pursue back in 2010.
This might just be the most fortunate deceit in my life : )
I am so grateful I learned, and continue to learn, to code. It unlocked a whole new creative medium and a world of possibilities for me, but it also expanded the way I think about everything else. I have a whole new way of thinking about issues of scale, modularity, complexity and more not just in application development, but entrepreneurship, economics, and a variety of other fields.
Learning to code has made me a better thinker, problem solver, entrepreneur, and investor.
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I love being a part of this giant developer universe. I'm blow away by what this community can do : )
What are you about outside programming?
I actually don't work full time as a developer.
I work primarily with scientists, designing and facilitating workshops and conferences for NASA, the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and various universities.
At its core, my job is about helping diverse groups of people think in innovative, interdisciplinary ways to solve wicked hard problems. Things like building synthetic cells, searching for life beyond Earth, developing novel approaches to understanding and treating cancer, improving life science education, and a whole lot more.
I LOVE my job : )