A photo of me wearing a blue blazer and pocket square while on a horse, looking quite dapper.

David Celis

A cowboy coder.

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About Me

Hey there, Iโ€™m David! Iโ€™m a principal software engineer at FireHydrant (where I write APIs ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป) out in Portland, Ore. (where I drink IPAs ๐Ÿป). Iโ€™ve been in the tech industry for over a decade and have worked for a number of top-tier companies such as Stripe, HashiCorp, GitHub, DigitalOcean, and New Relic.

Despite (or perhaps because of) my time in tech, I rarely write about it and try to spend my free time on nearly anything else. I have a few core interests that help keep me relaxed and fulfilled, but I try to keep the list small because Iโ€™m the kind of person who gets overwhelmed when they try to do too many things at once.

๐Ÿฑ Iโ€™m really into food! I love to cook and explore the food scene in Portland. Iโ€™ve also recently been trying to get more into food photography, so expect to see plenty of food pics in my posts ๐Ÿ“ธ

โ˜•๏ธ Iโ€™m also a big coffee nerd. Iโ€™ve been brewing espresso at home since getting a hand-me-down starter machine while I was still in school. These days, I get to brew on my dream machine: a custom La Marzocco GS/3! Along with food photography, you should expect to see plenty of pics/vids of me brewing espresso ๐Ÿ˜…

๐ŸŽน I like to play piano for myself to relax at home, but I used to be in bands before the pandemic. If youโ€™re at all curious, Iโ€™ve been on a couple albums playing ๐ŸŽบ trumpet and ๐ŸŽน keys!

๐Ÿ• I have a little Dachshund/Mini-Pinscher named Susan Bones and I take her on long walks. She is very neurotic and I love her.

Wanna get in touch? Iโ€™m always happy to chat, so feel free to โœ‰๏ธ say "hey". Prefer to read my posts in your feed reader? Iโ€™ve got RSS feeds for all of them!


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