Hello, my name is Rodrigo Sieiro and I’m a 32 years old software developer living in Uberlândia, Brazil with my wife and two kids. Maybe you know me as “cheapo”, “thechip”, “rsieiro”. Maybe you don’t know me at all. It doesn’t matter, somehow you ended on this website and you probably want to know a little more about the author - which is why I wrote this page.
What’s your story?
My first contact with a computer was in the 80s, when my father bought a TK-85. It was a small computer with an embedded keyboard that you plugged directly on the TV. At the time I was very young (I was born in 1980) so I don’t remember much about how it worked. A while later my father bought an Apple II, and then my passion for computers began.
While the other kids were having fun with their Ataris, I started to learn BASIC. I wrote programs that asked the user for his name and then printed something like “Hi, [name]” on the screen, and small animations using VPLOT and HPLOT to draw frames on the screen. Then a couple of years later the PC started to become popular and I agreed to sell my Sega Genesis so my dad could buy me a 386 SX-33 with 2 MB RAM and a 60 MB hard-disk. Since then I never stopped loving computers, specially programming.
What do you do for living?
I’ve been working as a software developer for the past 12 years. Creating software is not only what I do for living - it’s also what I do for fun. I currently work at SharpCube - a one-man company I founded in June 2009 - doing all kinds of consulting while I build a couple of new applications which aren’t quite ready for prime time yet.
How can I contact you?
Here are a couple of ways: