Rey Bango

Not your average web dev…

About

usAfter 19 years in information technology, I’ve been fortunate to see a lot of cool things happen. The one thing that has stayed consistent is that companies can’t run without us, the guys that actually build things.

I’m supported by the best wife in the world, Maggie, who along with my kids motivates me daily to be better.

My interests lie in:

I’m immensely proud to be a member of the jQuery JavaScript library’s Core Project Team as well as a writer for the top Ajax & JavaScript online publication Ajaxian.com. I’m equally blessed to be the Add-ons Community Lead for Mozilla helping add-ons developers be successful as well as spreading the message of open web technologies.  Most recently, I was listed by ThinkVitamin.com as one of the top web developers to follow on Twitter. That made me a little giddy. 😀

Evangelism is one of my main strengths and when I’m passionate about something, you’ll know. But by the same token, I’m objective enough (in most cases) to listen & explore other possibilities. It’s an ability that’s allowed me to create some amazing relationships with very smart people who many times don’t see eye to eye with the things that I support.

People who I feel have made a lasting impression on me for various reasons:

  • John Resig (I can’t thank him enough for how much he’s helped me)
  • The whole jQuery project team
  • Dylan Schiemann – Sitepen/Dojo Team
  • Pete Higgins – Dojo Team
  • David Walsh (the 1 person who I couldn’t convince to use jQuery & is now in my role with the MooTools team)
  • Basil Hashem
  • Ben Nadel
  • Aza Raskin
  • Paul Rouget
  • Elliott Kember
  • Ryan Carson

The list is not all inclusive just people that have recently made a big impact on my life and I’m grateful to know them.

Written by reybango

April 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm

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