brianz

My name is Brian Zambrano and this is my tiny corner of the internet where I (mostly) talk about software and related technology. I currently reside in Fort Collins, CO with my wife and twin boys. In addition to software I really like the outdoors, coffee and cycling.

Background

You can read more about my professional background on my LinkedIn profile to the left. In a nutshell, I grew up in Sunnyvale, CA and originally studied Materials Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I ended up back home in the middle of the first dot-com boom in 2000 and fell into software. Eventually I got a second degree in computer science from San Francisco State.

Areas of interest

I taught myself Python around 2001 and have been using continually since then and professionally since 2005. In addition to Python my current areas of interest are:

  • Docker
  • Elixir and its ecosystem (Phoenix, Erlang)
  • Microservice design and architecture
  • Amazon web services
  • Scaling development teams and platforms
  • Postgresql

Of course, I have many more interests but those are the highlights.

I’m currently employed at Spartan building awesome things for our clients.

RoastLog

In 2008 I had an idea for a SAAS platform for coffee roasters. That idea grew and turned into RoastLog. I’ve been running RoastLog as a real business since 2009 with my long-time friend and business partner, Linsey Fan. RoastLog is used every day of the week all over the world to help coffee roasters run their business.