🌧 Rainier Ababaolast updated: 11/1/20
My name is Rainier, like the stratovolcano and national park. click
I grew up near Austin and am currently based in Palo Alto. I like to spend most of my time actively creating things (code or prose) or joking around with friends. I appreciate curious people who don't take themselves too seriously.
I also like running outside, trivia, and light board games. I have made a Spotify playlist for every month for the past 83 months. It turns out to be a fantastic log and memory index for major life events (e.g., places traveled and relationships) and life modes (e.g., coding to deep house and shoegaze all day every day).
  • 💼 Mar 2020—  ·  San Francisco
    Software Engineer    Google
    Joined via acquisition of Looker.
  • 💼 Oct 2019—  ·  San Francisco
    Software Engineer    Looker
    Building new products to deliver data where knowledge workers spend the most time outside of Looker, including Slack.
  • 💼 Aug 2018—Oct 2019  ·  San Francisco
    Software Engineer    Domino Data Lab
    Built tools for data science model management in Scala, TypeScript (React), and Kubernetes. Led the engineer onboarding program and trained an intern as the first new grad engineer hire.
  • 🎓 Aug 2013—May 2016, Jan 2017—July 2018  ·  Austin
    B.S. Comp Sci    The University of Texas at Austin
    Biology minor. Organized bar tabs and barge parties for the local co-ed tech frat. Learned how to code in school and went to 13 hackathons. Built Convergent (see next).
  • 🚀 Jan 2017—May 2018  ·  Austin
    Founding Director    Texas Convergent
    Launched a product development org that encourages project-based learning between computer science and business students (think: design sprint + hackathon + case comp over a semester). Wrote the...
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In a past life
  • 🦕 Before computers(cience)  ·  Austin
    Aptamer lab researcher. Made sure the Tuesday edition of The Daily Texan avoided alternative facts and conformed to the AP Stylebook. Called parents of incoming freshmen at UT and entered data into Microsoft Excel. Taught high schoolers at debate camp following my nationally competitive run in high school. Took AP Calculus BC as a 9th grader (definitely my peak).