David Celis

Just a little bit about the cowboy coder

Hey there, I’m David! I’m a staff software engineer at FireHydrant (where I write APIs 🧑‍💻) out in Portland, Ore. (where I drink IPAs 🍻). I’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 I’m the kind of person who gets overwhelmed when they try to do too many things at once.

🍱 I’m really into food! I love to cook and explore the food scene in Portland. I’ve also recently been trying to get more into food photography, so expect to see plenty of food pics in my posts 📸

☕️ I’m also a big coffee nerd. I’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 😅

🎹 I like to play piano for myself to relax at home, but I used to be in bands before the pandemic. If you’re at all curious, I’ve been on a couple albums playing 🎺 trumpet and 🎹 keys!

🐕 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? I’m always happy to chat, so feel free to say “hey”.