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Livio De La Cruz's Blog


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.

Twitter: @LivioDeLaCruz


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Posted by Livio De La Cruz on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 02:28:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
This paper tackles the research question: What did most people think about GamerGate? What were the biggest patterns in how people reacted to GamerGate, and how do they remember it, now that a year has passed?

Posted by Livio De La Cruz on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:34:00 EST in
Anyone who follows tech/game industry news has probably noticed a deeply disturbing pattern by now, as outlined by the following examples

Posted by Livio De La Cruz on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 01:38:00 EST in
Many of us are still depressed about what happened last fall. This post is my attempt to process what happened and figure out why the depression is still lingering.

Learning new skills and technologies is one of the most important parts of being a developer. Here are some of my thoughts on how you can get better at it.

Posted by Livio De La Cruz on Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:40:00 EDT in Design
If you look at #GamerGate solely from a community management point of view, you can learn a lot about how to better manage the communities that you care about.

Posted by Livio De La Cruz on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:36:00 EDT in Design, Production, Indie
An super-detailed look at the successes and failures of a student project. See what we learned about rapid-prototyping, managing our creative process, and much more!

Livio De La Cruz's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/25/2015 - 04:17]

The main problem that this ...

The main problem that this is meant to solve is the fact that some people think that it 's okay to disrespect and threaten people in our industry. r n r nRefusing to do business with those who support or enable that kind of behavior is just one of the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/02/2014 - 03:35]

Oh man, that 's so ...

Oh man, that 's so true. Even non-self-taught programmers probably went through a university program that didn 't emphasize enough team projects. r n r nThere are a lot of unexpected problems that you run into when you program with others, such as resolving differences in coding/commenting style, mustering up ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/10/2014 - 01:53]

Great article I just graduated ...

Great article I just graduated last May, so it 's good to see that I 'm doing at least a few things right r n r nPS: Something 's wrong with that tigsource link.