Guilherme Toshio Miyake

Software Engineer • Data Engineer • Civil Engineer


Brazilian born and raised, I got a degree in Civil Engineering, but started working with software development at a start-up just as I was leaving college in 2017. I've learned much about programming ever since, and even more about working together with people.

My areas of expertise are data engineering, back-end development, '90s jokes and references, lyrics of songs I don't know, general trivia and information, failing and learning fast, dynamic reading, being literal and concise; or subjective and long winded.

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Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
- The Zen of Python (Redacted)


What are my hobbies?

I love to play all kind of games, ranging from tabletop RPG to action shooters on my gaming rig. When not playing anything tabletop or otherwise, I have an unhealthy habit of binge reading anything that manages to grab my attention.

When feeling more social I usually enjoy drinking and talking the night away with friends, the more absurd or complex the subject the better.

Also, Music. All of the time. When doing most of my stuff I will usually be listening to a playlist composed of Ska/Punk/Rock/Reggae/Indie/Folk/Pop.

Why do you work in Software Development?

I remember playing computer games just as I was learning to read, I remember writing my first webpage on plain HTML shortly after, and I have been breaking and fixing many computer and software related issues ever since.

All in all, getting to work in the area was just a matter of improving and becoming an professional at what I used to do for fun, and staying on track, a way to find success and enable many projects I would like to develop.

What about your degree in Civil Engineering?

I'm proud of it, and it helped a lot on my current career path, because earning it, I improved on most of the basic hard and soft skills I use to this very day; I challenged and expanded on what I believed were my limits; I acquired a perspective common to all engineers, and still different from most of my coworkers.

Professionally, I wouldn't mind returning to the Civil Engineering area in order to help research and develop exciting new technologies and solutions, but this is not a priority for me and advancing my career as a software developer is bringing me closer to the skills required to work in projects I'm interest in.

Also, I get to say that I could design a bridge or skyscraper, which sounds very impressive even if not likely to happen

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