About me

Software engineer, open-sourcerer, and lead singer of Floppy and the Diskettes

Hey, I'm Tania! I'm a software engineer working in Chicago. Welcome to my spot on the web for projects I've created, tutorials I've written, musings, and anything else I want to show the world.

My site has no ads, no affiliate links, no tracking or analytics, no sponsored posts, and no paywall. My only motivation for this site is to share what I've learned with the world and document notes for myself, and hopefully connect with a few people.

Check out the projects page to see a highlight of the open-source projects I've made, and articles to see everything I've written. I've also written external publications for DigitalOcean, Envato Tuts+, etc. and done a few speaking engagements and podcasts, which you can find below.

What I'm doing now

Updated April 25, 2022

  • Working on KeyboardAccordion.com
  • Working full time
  • Writing about GraphQL
  • Looking for new video games to play

Connect

You can contact me by email at hello at taniarascia.com to say hi! I always appreciate meeting new people.

Random facts

  • I built my first website in 1998 on GeoCities
  • Two of my favorite book series are The Expanse and A Song of Ice and Fire
  • I own at least one accordion
  • I once hopped on a one-way flight to Scotland and traveled Europe for several months
  • I worked as a chef for nearly a decade before becoming a developer
  • My favorite childhood game was Final Fantasy VI
  • My current favorite type of game is strategy-based
  • My best trivia category is 80's music
  • I have an adorable little gray cat named Dimo
  • I'm a fan of Carl Sagan, Nobuo Uematsu, Bob Ross, Bo Burnham, Kyle Mooney, and Edward Snowden
  • I've been writing for this blog since 2015

Quotes

Tania writes extremely clear, concise tutorials. It's no exaggeration to say that I wouldn't currently have a job in development without this site. So thanks for ruining my life, Tania.

Craig Lam
Software Developer @ KPV LAB

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Software

Hardware

Publications

Books

Interviews & Podcasts

Speaking

Songs

Misc