Personal blog of Gunnari Auvinen. I enjoy writing about software engineering topics.

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I grew up, went to school, and have spent most of my life in Massachusetts. For college I attended WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and got my BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Following college I worked for GDAIS and moved around the country to support the various programs that I worked on, including stints near Seattle and Virginia Beach. One assignment led me back to Massachusetts to lovely Cambridge and I've been in or around the area ever since.

In 2013 I decided to take a sabbatical from work to figure out what I wanted to do next in my professional career. At that point I decided to transition into software engineering and I've been doing that ever since. In order to jump start my career I first attended Dev Bootcamp in July 2014, which was an amazing and extremely fruitful decision. Go Mule Deer! Following that I attended Hack Reactor Remote in October 2014, which helped me to transition into my new profession with even more ease and confidence.

During my time as a software engineer I've held a variety of different roles. These jobs have included being a full-stack engineer, a front-end engineer, and also as well as time designing curriculum and training other software engineers. I'm currently a Senior Technical Lead at Labviva. Any writing you find here expresses my own thoughts and feelings.

I'm passionate about teaching and using my experience to help others succeed. Currently I'm really interested in learning more about distributed systems, microservices, and computer systems. When I'm not working, I love to hike, especially in the White Mountains. I also love to cook and spend time with my adorable Pomeranian companion, Chibi.