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Livio is a software engineer currently working as a program manager for Microsoft in Seattle. He is also a hobbyist game developer who has managed multiple online and offline communities, and he loves to volunteer for educational programs that introduce kids to programming. He was born in the Dominican Republic and studied computer science at the University of Arizona.


Photo of a peapod, cracked open to show numerous brightly-colored peas: pink, orange, blue among the green peas.

Stop Acting So Surprised: How Microaggressions Enforce Stereotypes in Tech

If you’re someone who identifies strongly with the techie stereotype, then all of these myths about the tech industry and its predictable culture make it sound like a promised land that was built just for you.