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Professional Biography / tl;dr

I'm terrible at having to write bios for talks that I want to present, so I'm putting it here just to keep everything together. If you need a bio for me, please take this one.

Mason is currently a Sr. Technical Curriculum Developer at Temporal Technologies who specializes building community, developer-focused educational content, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at Temporal he launched Developer Relations at as the Lead Developer Advocate, and was a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean specializing in Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies. He’s an avid programmer, speaker, educator, and writer/blogger. He is an organizer of PyTexas, President of the PyTexas Foundation, and actively contributes to open source projects.

My Resume

Longer, More Robust Biography

I am currently a Sr. Technical Curriculum Developer at Temporal

Previous Roles

Lead Developer Advocate -

Sr. Developer Advocate - DigitalOcean

Sr. Site Reliability Engineer - HomeAway/Vrbo/Expedia Group.

While at Vrbo I was a Senior Site Reliability Engineer for the Cloud Platform Team at HomeAway (a member of Expedia Group) in Austin, Texas. My team and I build and maintain a Platform as a Service for all HomeAway developers. We are currently running tens of thousands of containers running on hundreds of nodes in datacenters in multiple datacenters around the world.

I have worked as both a software/systems engineer and systems administrator. I am passionate about Python, Education, Security, Privacy, all things Open Source (technologies, communities, oddly licenses...) just to name a few.

I'm a graduate of Texas State University, receiving dual degrees in Computer Science (BS) and Music (BA).

Software Engineer II - Raytheon Websense/Forcepoint