My name is Rainier, like the American Adjunct Lager beer.⟲ click
I grew up near Austin and am currently based in San Francisco. 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 99 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).
💼 Jan 2021—Oct 2021 · San Francisco
Software Engineer ⟩ ⛵️
Founding engineer · C++ · The trash · LaCroix · Comments that start with "// TODO RA"
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 curriculum consumed by over 130 students, led a team of 16 tech + business leads who gave lectures in addition to giving my own. Scaled the org by finding our product-market fit for 60%/40% CS/non-CS members and improving our processes on a weekly basis.
Full-stack Python and ML model drift regression testing for human body measurement prediction.
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).