Keith Orlando

Piano
Cambridge, MA
Web Dev
Photography
Gaming
LEGO
  • Hi there. I'm a photographer that does software engineering on the side.
  • Wait... reverse that.
  • It's hard to capture a person with a block of text, but here are a few important things about me.
  • I started taking pictures more seriously 2 years, 8 months, and 20 days ago.
  • I fell in love with the craft after spending years exploring other artistic mediums like drawing.
  • My combined camera equipment has cost me more than my car.
  • I shoot with a Canon EOS R5 currently.
  • When I was 13, I won a national LEGO competition by building a cruise ship out of LEGO bricks.
  • My family went on a cruise vacation to the Caribbean as the prize.
  • Engineering became my destiny.
  • I studied Course 6-3 (Comp Sci and Engineering) at MIT.
  • My passion now lies in creating simple and elegant user interfaces.
  • I hope you can tell.
  • I started playing video games when I was 2 years old.
  • That doesn't mean I'm good at them.
  • I now play on a gaming PC which... also costs more than my car.
  • Remember that the point in gaming is to have fun!
  • I'm pretty introverted and quiet, but nothing beats a deep conversation.
  • I'm a diehard classical music fan.
  • Chopin, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Ravel were brilliant composers.
  • I asked my parents to take piano lessons when I was 9.
  • While I don't play as seriously today, piano remains my favorite activity to decompress and regain focus.
  • I used to drink more coffee than I did water... but have recognized the adverse health effects of such a diet.
  • So I've since doubled the amount coffee.
  • I enjoy reading to further reduce my lack of understanding of the world.
  • But science fiction is great for leisure too.
  • Right now, I'm into reading about climate change, astrophysics, and nuclear reactors.

My Work

I currently work for a technology company in the e-commerce and HR app space.

I use React to build frontend interfaces and Go to build backend microservices. Lately I've been working with a traditional LAMP stack on Wordpress that powers live online classes for working parents and kids at home during the pandemic.

I'm available for freelance work, just contact me. I can craft your website, do a photoshoot, or build you a liquid-cooled gaming PC.

I'm based in Cambridge, MA.

Web Dev Languages & Frameworks

My go-to stack is generally React, Node.js, and either MySQL or MongoDB depending on the application needs. I host all of my apps on AWS.

I care a lot about performance, code modularity, fault tolerance, and security. I've lectured and run a workshop at MIT about Redux and React Native.

Here are some of the technologies that I use on a regular basis, some of which I'd consider myself proficient in:

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